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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:13 pm 
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7/10

Now wait for the answers...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I have received a whopping 17 PMs with answers to Challenge #21/2013. :dance: :dance: :dance:

I'll wait until lunchtime befotre posting the answers... Maybe we can break the 20-barrier again?

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:redface: Same as me going for 30% on the next :P

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I almost got 100% myself, but then had to settle for 20%... :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hey there birders
I will be joining a few formites, Honorary Rangers, top notch guides and great people for three nights at Balule in Kruger from 14 November. We will be hosted by the HR's, meals are included and although we will be there just to enjoy nature, I'm sure we will be doing lots of birding. There is one opening left, which means that if you can cope with sharing a small hut with me :thumbs_up:, let me know. If you need more details, send me a message.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
I have received a whopping 17 PMs with answers to Challenge #21/2013.


That's GREAT Johan! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Here are the results of Challenge #21 of 2013.

We had a goodly 17 ‘mites taking part, I think mainly thanks to hilda’s efforts to get the ‘mites’ noses back in their fieldguides! Some found this challenge very tough, others breezed through…

Two ‘mites scored 2;
two ‘mites scored 6;
we had one 7;
two got 8;
five scored 9;
and five got full marks.
Overall the challenge returned an average score of 78.8%...

Thanks again to those 'mites who so diligently add explanatory notes with their IDs. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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#1 – Wood Sandpiper [12] . Some battled to get the ID right. Most knew it was a wader. The distinctive white eyebrow; white in the wings, bars on tail and white on rump combine to make the ID possible.

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#2 – Common House Martin [15] . Few troubles here.
White featered feet is the diagnostic feature.

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#3 – Lark-like Bunting [11] . The indistinct eyebrow and moustachial stripe is typical. Not many such non-descript birds around. Once you have ID one, you’ll always remember it.

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#4 – Cut-throat Finch female presented no problems.

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#5 – Green Twinspot Female fooled one. [16] .

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#6 – African Finfoot Female got nailed by all.

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#7 – Golden Pipit Male [15] . In spite of the bright colouration of the bird, I expected more people to battle with this one. Black band on chest does not extend to the bill, black on primaries.

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#8 – Grey Plover non breeding [12] . American golden plover is a more slender bird with browner plumage, with pale yellow spotting and brown (not white) rump.

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#9 – Brown Booby Juvenile [9] . This was the toughest bird to ID. The bill shape is gannet-like. Juvenile gannets have shorter tails and lack the well-defined gorget on the breast where the lighter underparts start; as does red-footed booby.

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#10 – Diderick Cuckoo female [13] . Only confused by Klaas’.
White line through the eye, more brownish on back.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Brilliant to see so many 'mites taking part. :thumbs_up: Hilda must have very good powers of persuasion! :dance:

Thanks Johan for the challenge :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done everyone! Looking forward to the next one! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #22/2013

Good morning good 'mites. This week's challenge is probably on the easier side of the spectrum with maybe just a couple of stinkers. I have all faith in your keen ID'ing skills so go nuts. There is one bonus point hidden in this challenge :wink:

Bird 1
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Bird 2
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Bird 3
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Bird 4
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Bird 5
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Bird 6
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Bird 7
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Bird 8
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Bird 9
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Bird 10
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Enjoy and PM me your answers before Friday 14 June.

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Thank you for the results Johan! I'm glad so many 'mites participated! It really makes it worthwhile to put up challenges if the 'mites show their enthusiasm by taking part! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for the new challenge Deefstes! :dance: :dance:

It really doesn't look easy to me! But I can only try ...! :doh:

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This week's challenge is probably on the easier side

The above phrase is a clear criminal understatement posting a pic like the below :eviltreath:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Not much traffic around here :hmz: :big_eyes: I hope that you are working on the challenge :twisted:

I got 7/10 without any idea about the Bonus Point and only know that I got the tricky ones right and who knows what wrong :lol: :lol:


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Very well done Micetta! Wow! Glad you found the first one! :clap: :clap:

I'll put in an effort today! :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #23/2013 will be posted by Pumbaa on 14 June 2013! :thumbs_up:

I'm still paging to try and ID a "flying object" on #22/2013! :doh:

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