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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:41 am 
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Yes Thanks MxM - I haven't had a chance but will try this evening!!!!

jaytea,

do try :thumbs_up:

I did and managed to get 6 correct. :wink:
.. and like you, I also am not an indigenous species of SA. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Inyanga 1! :clap: :clap:

Please post your answers Jaytea! Maybe MxM can post the answers Sunday evening to give the 'mites a little bit more time? :D

I think it was a good decision to post the challenges every 2nd week from September onwards! That will give everybody the much needed time to participate! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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hilda wrote:

I think it was a good decision to post the challenges every 2nd week from September onwards! That will give everybody the much needed time to participate! :dance: :dance:


Well done, Hilda, for persuading new challenge masters to take on the task :gflower: Sharing the challenges out amongst a larger number of 'mites lessens the load. :thumbs_up: Each one has a slightly different perspective :clap:

Thanks to all the challenge masters :gflower: . You're keeping us on our toes :thumbs_up: :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Submitted 2 sets of answers for here (and a set for the ducklings.... :redface: ) and now my brain is fried!!!

Thanks to the challenge masters!
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Jaytea. Take the rest of the w/e off :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done jaytea! :clap: :clap: Have you already submitted #26/2014 too? I haven't even started! :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Its a tough one Hilda! I thought I would just give it a go sooner rather than later!! :thumbs_up:

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8/10 for #25! Yay!

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Only Jaytea has been brave enough to take on the LBJ's so far :clap:

Hoping for a few more entries soon - they are not that hard :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Only Jaytea has been brave enough to take on the LBJ's so far :clap:

Hoping for a few more entries soon - they are not that hard :D

Well done Jaytea :clap: :clap: :clap:

No panic TrevorC, we're working on them :think: :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Good day all

Although later in the game, here are the answers. I was surprised that this was not that easy, but I guess knowing where and when something was spotted as well as having a ton of images of each bird makes things different, with only one shot and no extra info, these challenges are really challenging.

1 Pallid harried (from Grootkolk, KTP)
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2 Willow warbler (Marievale, Nigel)
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3 Jackal buzzard (Addo)
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4 Little stint (Velddrif, West Coast)
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5 Ostrich (Rooiputs area, KTP)
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6 Purple heron (Secunda farm area)
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7 Lark-like bunting (KTP, somewhere there)
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8 Yellow-billed kite (Howick, KZN)
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9 Black crake (Sweni hide, KNP)
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10 Black-chested prinia (Loskop dam)
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Now I have to turn my attention to a challenge of a challenge in those LBJs, hmmm, me thinks I will be getting all my books out for that one!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the answers MxM :thumbs_up:

Really surprised at the jackal buzzard. :big_eyes: It must be a juvenile?

The black crake juvenile was tricky as none of the books or apps. show the juvenile with the red and yellow markings on its bill.

All very thought provoking :hmz: That's healthy.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Yes, umtali1, certainly a juvenile JB, at least that is how I have it. There were many juveniles while I was there.

That is the only crake chick I have seen with those odd spots rather than a more progressive colour change. The colour representation, however, can unfortunately be untrue at times when using nonprofessional lenses (I did not have my current kit when I took this shot).

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Sorry won't be able to do # 26 on my way to the Levuvu 4x4 trail, be back next weekend.


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