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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:24 am 
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Great quiz, but the diagnostics afterwards are the best. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the results, and the explanations AdrianP! Although difficult, it was a great challenge! :clap: :clap:

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Thanks adrianP

So obvious :shock: ...... When you spell out the diagnostics :doh:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks for an quite interesting challenge to open the year's challenge :thumbs_up: .

8/10 for me. 7 & 8 totally bould me :tongue: .

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6/10 for Challenge 2. Much improved from challenge 1.

Thanks Pumbaa.

Look forward to the next challenge


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks to adrianP for ID Challenge #1 :clap: . It was difficult, especially when done quickly. So I only got 4\10 :doh: . I shall be adding some notes to my SASOL.... :thumbs_up: . Time to get stuck into the next challenge :think: :wall: . Have fun!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #2 - 70% for me...

Not only am I learning which bird is which, I am starting to see which Bird-guide is weak and in what area...waders, LBJs etc.

Looking forward to hiking around with five field guides next time I bird...! :mrgreen:

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8/10 for challenge 2

Thank goodness for field guides :doh: :D


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Well done Lobotes, huntsman and SAGecko! :clap: :clap:

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Thanks hilda!

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Thanks AdrianP for the information about those juveniles. The robin fledgling is similar in shape to the UK robin fledglings, yet I could not link it to a white starred robin.


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I agree, what makes the white starred robin difficult, is that most people have never even seen one, unless they do a lot of forest birding. And are unlikely to have seen the various phases and life cycles of this species. Locally, if you extrapolate the appearance of a juvenile cape robin (orange spots rather than yellow), which most preople are able to see in their gardens at home, you can get an idea that you are looking at a robin. I am lucky that I have recently moved to the Southern Cape, so I get to see this species quite often (hence the pictures). With that said, Cape birding can be quite boring once you know all the endemics, and given a choice, I would rather be birding up North, as it is less predictable as to what you will see.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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First I would like to thank Hilda for inviting me to participate at the challenge as earlier I did not pay that much attention here but after having put my first challenge together and after getting so many incredibly good answers I am also ready to participate at one of the next challenges and if time permits hopefully a bit more often - if the challenge is not that difficult of course :tongue:

Secondly I would like to thanks all who have already sent me a pm here - You are great and it is indeed making so much fun.

Take care everybody & Cheers :k


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if you post some birds who live around us... I will try :tongue:

almost 5 months without doing the challenge... sorry, I was in Kgalagadi,
then wrote 3 trip reports, with a lot of new birds... for me :dance:
then a little bit more than one month again... in... Kgalagadi :lol:

but I followed this tread and learn a lot, thank you :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Location: The planning is on again.....
Thanks Anne-Marie,

but that is my problem as well - Writing trip reports :?

Enjoy KTP - again :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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