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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Looks a bit like a Heron... :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Haha it's either a typo, or WTM started drinking earlier than usual today :lol:


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cheers to the Egret :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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This will be a cunning part of next week's quiz.... :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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No 9 also like a Egrit to me. :hmz: :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hi all.
Are you mites also struggling to send the answers of #8 through to WM?
Have sent mine twice, and yet it keeps lying in my outbox. :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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hilda wrote:

Unfortunately I will not be able to participate in challenges 8 and 9, since we are off to KTP on 2 March, and next week will be hectic for me! :doh:

Enjoy All! :dance: :dance:


Poor Hilda, too bad :( I hope you will not suffer too much during your absence :lol: :lol:
Say hello to KTP from me and have a great time. I hope that the grass will not be too high :hmz: Oops it is already the third so you are off :shock:

P.S. Hi Roan, it will remain in your outbox until WM has opened it :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:redface: technologically handicapped.
Thank you Micetta.

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Not at all, Roan! Forum oddities :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:lol: :lol:

It is definitely an Egret and not a Stork. sorry about the typo. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:lol: :lol:

I've got a problem with the "yellow-billed" part of the answer also :twisted: :twisted: ...

The gape extents to behind the eye, which makes it a Great egret, not yellow-billed :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Seems like quite a few people are questioning the id on the Egret. :lol:

My opinion is that the neck is not long and slender enough and the "S" is not pronounced enough for Great Egret. Furthermore the bill is also not heavy enough for Great Egret.

Great Egret
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Egret in question
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Would like to hear your comments. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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WTM

We're all having a bit of fun at what is obviously a typo.

Did you mean to call it a Yellow-billed Stork? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I am not the sharpest on a Friday, Huntsman. It is not a Stork, it is indeed an egret! :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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