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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:46 am 
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Hi Johan!!

Had a really stressful three months at work with financials and auditors, but now I'm back :thumbs_up: . Can't wait for the next challenge :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:25 am 
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thank you, once more very interesting :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:52 am 
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#30 of 2012

I hope this challenge will get ‘mites of a feather to flock together... :lol: :lol: :lol:

AND in significant numbers… for a change!

#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5

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#6

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TWISTS


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#1 – Last week I posted this photograph of feather mites. There are possibly tens of thousands of feather mite species in existence, most of which can be divided into four types (superfamilies) of bird-living mites. Which are these four groups of mites? (This answer will count 2 points)

#2 – Mites are permanent parasites living exclusively on birds, causing them all kinds of stress by feeding on various substances produced by the bird. Some bird observations are suggesting that birds can alleviate the infestation of mites by a natural remedy. What bird behavior constitutes such a remedy?


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:08 am 
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6/8 for me!

The sub species got me on this one!

Thanks Johan, that was fun! Looking forward to the next one.

Well done everyone :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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9/10 for me for #30 :dance: I wonder which one I got wrong? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I got 7/10. Better than I thought I was going to do :thumbs_up:

Looking forward to the answers.

Good luck everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Congrats to Davejenny and Marisar. My struggle only begun.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Good luck Ladybirder!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Dave and Marisar! :clap: :clap:

Good luck Ladybirder! I'm going to send mine in now. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done davejenny and Marisa :clap: :clap: :clap:

Godd luck to you Ladybirder and hilda :thumbs_up:

I am getting ready to send mine in too

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Good luck Sharifa! :thumbs_up:

7/10 for me for challenge #30/2012! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I don't know if it is my imagination... To me it feels as if the action on the SANParks forums are waning?

Way back in the days this place used to be rockin'!!!

If I'm right the question is who is our competition?

And what are they doing that is causing our "participants" to move somewhere else (to their sites) :hmz:

Here I am on a (very cold) Tuesday evening checking out the handful of entries for the Bird ID Challenge and I'm getting the echo... like shouting into an empty house...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Apologies Johan I am sill here but hitting a :wall: :)

You will have my answers this evening. Promise :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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louis dreyer wrote:
still giving my best


Are we waiting for you, Louis? I have no option but to post an answer today... I can hold back until around 14:00, is that OK?

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