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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Are these not the dates that Sky posted a month or two ago? I responded, but heard nothing further...


You'd better contact Sky again Huntsman! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks hilda, but I'm sure Sky will answer if necessary/when ready. I just wanted to clarify it was the same outing to avoid double-bookings etc...

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks hilda, but I'm sure Sky will answer if necessary/when ready. I just wanted to clarify it was the same outing to avoid double-bookings etc...


Yes those were the same dates :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Righto -

Where do we go for more info? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Here are the results of Sky 36.

We had only 9 ‘mites taking part in this challenge. School holidays maybe :hmz: .

One 6/10 plus BB
One 7/10 plus BB
One 8/10 missed the BB
One 8/10 plus BB
One 9/10 plus BB
One 10/10 missed the BB
Three 10/10 plus BB

The average score was 85.86%.

#1 – Yellow Canary [6]. Confusing species: Yellow-fronted Canary is smaller, with much more brightly contrasting yellow rump, less green upper parts, duller yellow underparts and distinctive white tips to rectrices. Head markings neater and more defined, hind crown and nape usually with grey wash. Brimstone Canary larger, with heavier bill and green (not yellow) forehead; overall more greenish yellow. White-throated Canary larger, with much heavier, 2-toned bill; less streaked than female Yellow Canary, with only a faint malar stripe, and more contrasting yellow-green rump (lacks any green on remainder of upper parts). (Roberts’ Multimedia)
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#2 – Three Banded Plover [9] No problems here.
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#3 - violet eared waxbill male [9] No problems here.
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#4 - Tawny eagles [9] No problems here.
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#5 - Familiar chat. [7] Upper parts from crown to back smoky brownish grey; ear coverts reddish brown. Rump, upper tail coverts and tail dull rufous-orange. Centre and tip of tail blackish brown, forming 'T'. Upper wing coverts greyish brown, broadly fringed buff. Chin, throat and breast pale grey, grading to whitish belly and undertail coverts; flanks buffy. Bill black. Eyes brown. Legs and feet black. (Roberts’ Multimedia)
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#6 - Namaqua Sandgrouse female [6]. Ad female: Head and upper breast vertically streaked dark brown and buff; throat plain yellowish. Upper breast streaked dark brown; lower breast and belly transversely barred brown and buff. Confusing species: The Double-banded Sandgrouse female is distinguished from female Namaqua and Yellow-throated Sandgrouse by barred (not streaked) upper breast and conspicuous yellow skin around eye; female also lacks chestnut belly of female Yellow-throated Sandgrouse. (Roberts’ Multimedia).
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#7 - Little Egret [8]. Not many problems here.
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#8 - African Scops Owl [9]. No problems here.
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#9 - African Green Pigeon [9] No problems here.
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#10 - Black-chested prinia [8]. Forehead to nape pale earth-brown. Cheeks and ear coverts greyish white; supercilium and face white, lores speckled black. Remainder of upper parts, incl tail, pale earth-brown. Tail strongly graduated, Chin and throat white; lower breast with broad blackish-brown band. Belly, flanks and undertail coverts pale lemon yellow. Bill black. Eyes brown to yellowish brown. Legs and feet pale brown to pinkish. (Roberts’ Multimedia).
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BB - Common Sandpiper [7]. One of the outstanding features is the white crescent in front of the wing. Confusing species: Wood and Green Sandpipers larger, longer-legged and shorter-tailed (wings reaching tail tips); both lack white shoulder notch. (Roberts’ Multimedia).
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Thanks for participating :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Barry :thumbs_up:

I love to get 100%, especially when there are LBJs :tongue: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Duck 37 Bird ID challenge:

1. Image

2. Image

3. Image

4. Image

5. Image

6. Image

7. Image

8. Image

9. Image

10. Image

The Bonus question is in pick no. 10 :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks Micetta! Are you sure this is for Ducklings? Looks hard! All resources will be needed!


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks Micetta! :D

Note:

Duck 39 Bird ID Challenge will be posted by barryels on Monday, 1 July 2013. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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One easy one, one slightly more difficult one :twisted: Sometimes it is very instructive to know how little you know :whistle: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Ja/Nee...

I see I came last in that one with 6/10.

Need a birding course, I fear...

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Don't worry huntsman, I got 4/10 for the grown-ups challenge a few weeks ago! :redface: But this time a managed a 10/10+BB for us ducklings, so now the only way is down for me..........especially with this new challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Whoooa!

Nice one, Pawps!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Great score Pawps! Keep it up! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:redface: Well what a rubbish score 5/10 plus Bonus. Next time will take my time and not rush things :redface:

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