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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:38 pm 
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8/11 plus bb for me.
I said when I emailed my guesses that I found this week really hard. Especially the dark airborne bird (only grey black for me without any colour difference that I could see even on zoom) and the buff speckled birdy in a tree. Being a newbie I expect to find these marginally tricky, but it shouldn't take me all week :? I'd like to not need the book all the time....
Anyway, really pleased with my score. Here's hoping for an easier time this week. Teaching + a wedding to arrange = not loads of time free. However at least I'm learning something new. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:clap: :clap: Inyanga 30. I found this harder than the ID challenge. My score reflected that.
Hope you have more luck with the next challenge :thumbs_up:

Am surprised you have any free time at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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10/11 + bb :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Barry for posting duck 49 :gflower: – it looks very tricky with all those lbjs.


Here are the answers to duck 48

There were 9 participants
11/11 + bb two
10/11 + bb three
8/11 + bb two
7/11 + bb one
6/11 no bb one

This is an average result of 79,5 % for the ducklings which I think is very good and does not indicate that it was too difficult. But I was totally surprised that no. 9 was the problem bird here.

1.Juvenile grey herons (8)

It differs from juvenile black-headed heron by its white (not black) ear coverts, pale flanks and yellow (not dark) upper legs. The adult black-headed heron has black bill and legs (SASOL).

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2. Verreaux’s eagle owl (9)

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3. white-necked raven (7)

If you have a close look, you can see the white tip of the bill and the white nape.

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4. swallow-tailed bee-eater (9)

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5. female red-headed finch (7) and sociable weavers (9)

Two of you just missed the second bird. No wrong guesses here.

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6. violet-eared waxbill (8)

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7. african hawk eagle (8)

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8. spotted flycatcher (6)

Diagnostic is the streaked crown

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9. yellow-fronted canary (5)

Diagnostic is the black malar stripe and the bright yellow frons and supercilium.

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10. southern boubou (6)

There was some confusion with jacobin cuckoo because the bird seems to have a crest. Here is another pic of this bird

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bb. long-tailed paradise whydah (8)

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Thank you all for participating in the challenges :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks again for a great challenge gatita :thumbs_up: .

Sorry for all the LBJ's :tongue: .

This challenge was especially compiled for micetta's sake :hmz: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:wall: :wall: :wall: I did not do this one :slap:

When I do not get e-mail notifications, I forget :redface: .........Time is running so fast :cry:

Looking at the birds I am sure I would have got 11/10 :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Just had a look at Barry's challenge.... Is that the one specially created to make me look bad? Image Methinks it might come true :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Micetta wrote:
Just had a look at Barry's challenge.... Is that the one specially created to make me look bad? Image Methinks it might come true :big_eyes:

It's not as bad as it looks :pray: :hmz:


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You are right! I just sent my answers :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Micetta wrote:
Just had a look at Barry's challenge.... Is that the one specially created to make me look bad? Image Methinks it might come true :big_eyes:


Way to smart with ID's for me to make you look bad :D . Just checking if you used your LBJ book :hmz: .

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I certainly do, but the book does not do it all by itself :tongue: :lol: :lol:


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I don't even know where to start looking for these LBJ's......

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I don't even know where to start looking for these LBJ's......


Koue Bokkeveld and Karoo maybe :hmz:

Just joking :thumbs_up: .

All I hope for is that you at least try :pray: .

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8.5 / 10 for me for Barry's challenge - LBJ's totally confuses me!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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8/10 +BB for Duck 49. Should have looked at one more carefully :wall: :wall: Could only describe one LBJ as 'a little fluffy one' :lol: But well pleased :dance: :dance:


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