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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Hi Sky

I'm new to this. How do the challenges work? Do I pm my guesses or self-mark?
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:43 am 
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Thank you for the new challenge Sky! :dance: :dance:

Welcome to this topic Highland! You are going to enjoy it so much! :D

You PM Sky with your answers, and he will PM your results to you. At the end of the week, Sky puts up the answers on the forum so that you can see where you went wrong, if you didn't score 100%. :thumbs_up:

Why not participate in the Bird ID Challenge as well? It is great fun, and one learns a lot! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:50 am 
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Agreed -

My average is only 35%...but who cares??

It's a hobby we all love, and on this forum we get to share it - doesn't get much better than that...

Welcome, Highland!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Thanks Hilda and Huntsman.

My answers are in. So let's see how it goes. :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:22 pm 
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I look at this every week and then I realize I'm not even a duckling yet, I'm still an egg!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Super Mongoose wrote:
I look at this every week and then I realize I'm not even a duckling yet, I'm still an egg!!!!!!

Hi supermongoose
Just give it a try and you will be suprised at how much you know

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:01 pm 
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This is another challenge for the hatchlings
The second pic taken in Augrabies , the 3 rd in the garden and the rest in KNP

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2 )
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3 )
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4 )
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5 )
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6 )
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7 )
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8 )
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DEpending on how many answers I receive I will do more of these

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:10 am 
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Ok Sky, this one for hatchlings looks like a can do it, I'll try the one for ducklings too...but that might take a while....

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Super Mongoose wrote:
Ok Sky, this one for hatchlings looks like a can do it, I'll try the one for ducklings too...but that might take a while....


Do both Super Mongoose! You will be surprised how many of them you will ID correctly! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Welcome Highland and Super Mongoose :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wonderful to have more Ducklings on board :dance: :dance: :dance:

Enjoy :thumbs_up:

Super Mongoose wrote:
Ok Sky, this one for hatchlings looks like a can do it, I'll try the one for ducklings too...but that might take a while....


Once you begin you realise how much fun it is and then you will be hooked :)

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Thanx Hilda and Sharifa!

Ok, I've posted the hatchlings to Sky.

Busy with the ducklings and you're right, it's a lot of fun!

Until when can I pm the Sky16 answers?

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Super Mongoose

Glad you are hooked :twisted: :)

You can PM until the day Sky posts his next challenge. #17 was posted on Thursday evening so you have a week to answer them.

If you need more time just give the teacher an apple :) or maybe

PM him to ask for a day or a few more hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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OK - So my first foray resulted in 4/10 for Sky 17 and 7/8 for the Hatchling challenge. Was a lot of fun :think: and looking forward to the next one. :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:58 pm 
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Ok guys, I've sent in my ducklings (and hatchlings) to Sky, it took me all night, did not sleep a wink.. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

It's turns out to be more addictive than chocolate and ice cream!!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:16 pm 
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[quote="Sky"]Hi Ducklings

Here are the answers to Sky 16
I said Don't be fooled by what looks obvious.
If I showed you this pic for nr 3 It would have been very easy
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The other birds that gave some problems were nr 1 , 5 and the BB
1 ) This bird is a Southern black flycatcher . The size and colour of the eye will rule out a forked tail drongo
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2 ) Greater Double collared sunbird - very little problems here
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3 ) Immature Southern bald Ibis
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4) Viloet-eared Waxbill - no problems
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5) Female Cape rock trush - The clouring on its breast distinguis it from the female Sentinel rock Thrush
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6) + 7) No Problems here
White-necked raven and a Cape Vulture
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8 ) Brown Hooded Kingfisher
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9) Southern Pochard
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10) Pin tailed Whydah
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and the BB a Juvenile Buff streaked chat. I also had to consult Johan van Rensburg to get this Id
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Thanks again for entering

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