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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:26 pm

Dear Birders, first of all I wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2015, with lots and lots of birding opportunities during the year! :dance: :dance:

As you all know, we start our 2015 Bird ID Challenges on 9 January 2015, which is next Friday. Bad news is that there will be three less participants during this first round, due to the fact that barryels will be posting Challenge #1/2015 next Friday, and he will be using Johan van Rensburg's pictures for this challenge, which means Barry, myself and Johan cannot participate. :wink:

Unless ALL our regular participants submit their answers, plus a few new ones, there is no chance that the Raptor Guide will be won during this first challenge! Please spread the word to all your family and friends, and urge them to participate! :D

Looking forward to see a maximum amount of participants during this year's challenges! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby umtali1 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:33 pm

Looking forward to it! Shall have to blow the dust off the bird books :lol:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:28 pm

Thanks Hilda. I look forward to Challenge #1 of 2015. Are we still getting 2 weeks to do it?
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:26 am

Yes Hippotragus, it is still on a bi-weekly basis, but I have to apologise, I forgot to post the outcome of the Poll here, but have added it now: Bird ID Challenges - Weekly or bi-weekly?. Enjoy! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby barryels » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:44 pm

Welcome to the first challenge for 2015. Hope everybody had a good rest and is fresh to challenge the new year.

Thanks to Johan van Rensburg for allowing me to use his birdies :thumbs_up: .

This is really an easy start to 2015, so enjoy the challenge :D .

You have time till the 23rd to send your answers via PM to me. Let us see if somebody can win the Raptor book that Hilda is sponsoring :whistle: .

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:07 pm

Thank you Barryels for kicking off this year's challenges :thumbs_up: and to JvR for the photos.

Have to get the old grey matter oiled and the bird books dusted off......... :hmz:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:01 am

Thank you barryels for the first Bird ID Challenge of 2015! Much appreciated! :k

Good luck everyone! That Raptor Guide is also gathering dust! :D

Thank you to Johan van Rensburg from my side too for letting us use his photos! :thanx:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge 1/2015

Unread postby inyanga 1 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:59 pm

barry

thanks for this test :clap:

i am REALLY certain i have 1 out of ten :pray: :dance:

so i expect that every one else can get better than this, surely.

Go for it :dance:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:43 pm

Inyanga 1, I'm sure it wasn't that bad!? Please try again, then we can count you as two participants! (Only because this is the first challenge for 2015! You can take my place!) :D

All birders, please take note that the first Bird ID Challenge for 2015 has been posted! Looking forward to all your answers! :dance: :dance:

Closing date for challenge #1/2015 is Friday, 23 February 2015! :clap: :clap:

NOT TRUE!!! Should read 23 JANUARY 2015!
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby umtali1 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:25 pm

hilda wrote: Closing date for challenge #1/2015 is Friday, 23 February 2015! :clap: :clap:


Although Inyanga 1 may have only one correct, surely we don't need an extra month to submit our answers!! :hmz:

Mine will be in..........
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:29 am

Oh my word! :redface:

Thanks umtali1! :gflower:

Closing date for Bird ID Challenge #1/2015 is Friday, 23 January 2015! :D
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:01 pm

Very disappointing!

The first Bird ID Challenge has been posted a week ago, and there was only one submission to date. :hmz:

At this rate, we will have no choice but to stop the Bird ID Challenges!.

I'll put up another poll as soon as the polls are visible again, so that a decision can be made whether we should go on or not. We really cannot waste the Challenge Masters' time like this! :naughty:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Ladybirder » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:32 am

Its just about TIME, not interest, but I will post my challenge within a day or two.
The more time you have, the easier to postpone it for a day or so. Sorry!! :redface:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby TrevorC » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:00 am

Yip - I agree - this year (for me anyway :D ) has just started off at such a pace, just can't seem to find time for anything :( :(

That being said I will take a stab now at the challenge :D
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:14 pm

Thank you Ladybirder and TrevorC! You give me hope! I also had an encouraging PM from Gryskopvisvanger this morning, you people rock! :thanx:
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