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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings

Great scores so far Let's see how this one is going to go
All birds taken at Marievale again. Not the BB though.

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and the BB not taken at Marievale

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
Hi Ducklings
13 pepople took part
1 had 7.5/8 + BB
3 had 8/8 but no BB
9 had 8/8 + BB

1 ) Pied Avocet
Forehead, crown (to just below eyes), nape and hind neck black. Scapulars and fringes of mantle black, forming 2 parallel elliptical patches separated by white central mantle and back. Outer 7 primaries and associated greater coverts black, latter with white bases, forming black tip to upper and underwings. Median and some lesser coverts black, forming angled transverse bar across inner wing. Remainder of plumage wholly white. Bill dark grey, recurved; tip extremely delicate. Eyes deep red but some br birds with brown eyes. Legs and feet blue-grey.
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2) Red-billed Teal
The only pink billed duck in the region with a dark crown.
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3) Cape Shoveller
Long black spatulate bill distinctive. Confusion only with ♀ Northern Shoveler, but lacks yellow/orange edges to bill. Eyes of ♂ yellowish
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4) Greater Flamingo
Larger and whiter than Lesser Flamingo, with pale pinkish or mauve coloured, black tipped bill. In flight shows conspicuous crimson red and black wings. Non-br birds have whiter plumage
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5) Glossy Ibis
small slender ibis; head neck and shoulders dark chestnut, rest of plumage has a metallic purple and green sheen.
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6) Purple Heron
The much smaller size, yellowish (not black) legs and black facial markings separates it from the much larger Goliath Heron. Crown, hind neck and long plume feathers black. Plumage duller in non-br plumage, and lacks head plumes
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7) African Snipe
Bill larger, belly whiter and with less obvious white wing barring than Great Snipe. Has blackish loral and eye stripe. Has well known zig- zagging take-off flight (showing whitish underwing).
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White throated Swallow
Blue-black breast band (narrowest at centre, or sometimes incomplete) and white throat distinctive; red on forecrown limited to region in front of eyes
Confusing species: Wire-tailed Swallow has tail streamers longer, much thinner, mid- and hind crown chestnut (not blue-black) and black vent band. Pearl-breasted Swallow has dark forehead; lacks white tail spots.

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And the BB .
A Willow Warbler
Smaller and thinner billed than Icterine Warbler, with an eyebrow that extends well behind the eye, and legs that are pinkish-brown (not blue-grey). Garden Warbler lacks the conspicuous pale eye-stripe and has blue-grey (not pinkish brown) legs.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks, Sky, for the answers. :thumbs_up: and for the new challenge where work is in progress :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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umtali1 wrote:
Thanks, Sky, for the answers. :thumbs_up: and for the new challenge where work is in progress :think:


Only a Pleasure
The Ducklings have gone very quiet this week. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
Looks as if nr 8 and the BB is giving some troubles :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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8/8 :clap: but no BB

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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At least you did not get the BB :twisted: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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7/8 and without the BB. :mrgreen:

Number 8 and the BB definitely stumped me.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Last week had 11 entries :dance: :dance: by Thursday now only 6 :redface: :wall: :wall:
Don't worry Duck 58 will have only 1 wader and a LBJ BB :twisted: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:dance: :dance: :dance: Got the BB and 7/8 for #57 :dance: :dance:

:thumbs_up: Micetta for the BB too.

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