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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:37 am 
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Very well done Heksie, Pawps and Shushin :congrats: what happened to Groentjie ?


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 this time, very happy. Got one of the vultures wrong.....

Can I ask my fellow forumites - do any of you use the internet to assist with your challenges? I have done this on a couple of occasions where I've been totally stuck (and still got them wrong!!), but feel I'm kidding myself somewhat because in the field, all I would have is my reference book, so this is all I should use for the ID challenges. Or is that being a little too "purist"?


As a none birder until 2 months ago ang having no bird books. I have now got 4 books which I use, along with the internet and the bird index on here.

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Hi Shushin, I use the internet a lot; there are some great bird sites, but then I only have one birdbook and need something for confrontation. Sasol only has drawings and the birds look quite different in the wild, thus I need photographs. I you want a choice of sites, send me a PM :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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7/10 for Duck 38 - much better than I expected. :)

I use Roberts on line as well as the books as the colours are more accurate. They also list birds that are similar which has been very helpful. Many birds feature several photos which can give you a different view of the bird.


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Morning Guys and Girls,

Thought I will post Duck 39 whilst I can get into the website :D .

I personally want to thank imax who gave me permission to use his stunning array of bird photos for my challenges :clap: . This enable us to keep the duckling challenges alive :thumbs_up: .

Here we go with this weeks challenge:

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With these stunning pic's who can't get full marks this week :hmz: .

Enjoy :D :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 for me for Duck 38! :dance: :dance:

Well done Umtali1! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:congrats: To every one not so good for me 7 out of 10 for duck 38 :oops: not so good


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Not bad at all Groentjie! :clap: :clap:

Note to all Ducks:

The next three challenges will be posted by Huntsman as follows:

Duck 40 to be posted on 15 July 2013
Duck 41 to be posted on 22 July 2013 and
Duck 42 to be posted on 29 July 2013.

Thank you in advance Huntsman! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Duck 38 answers - 9 participants

1. Southern masked weaver Everybody had this one right
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2. Cape sparrow Like above
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3. European roller 100%
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4. Reed cormorant No particular difficulties; only 2 had this one wrong
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5. Goliath heron 100%
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6. White-browed scrub-robin 100%
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7. Southern grey-headed sparrow 100% (one did not answer this one :hmz: )
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8. Juvenile white-backed vulture - A few tried to make it a Cape vulture
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9. Common greenshank This one created a few difficulties :wink:
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10. White-headed vulture - A couple had this one wrong
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All in all it proved to be an easy one for most, apart from #9 :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you for the answers Micetta! That darn Greenshank! :lol: :lol:

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That darn Greenshank! :lol: :lol:

.....and that darn sparrow :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Do the next one....I just got "full house" :dance: :dance: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done, Micetta, although I wouldn't have expected anything less from you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done, Micetta, although I wouldn't have expected anything less from you!!


Exactly! Congratulations Micetta! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Hilda :D


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