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Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by hilda » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:18 pm

Dear fellow Ducklings,

Should you be looking for the answers to the 2015 Duckling Challenges, you will find them here:

Index to Birding school for Ducklings Challenges.

Remember, our first challenge for 2016 starts on 11 January 2016, with the answers due one week later, on 17 January 2016 at midnight.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Festive Season and a very prosperous 2016! :gflower:

Travel safe and enjoy the holidays! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by ansie1 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:33 pm

Hi Hilda

Thank you for the reminder and the info regarding this years challenges

Best wishes to you, Barry and my fellow ducklings and their families for a happy festive season and a blessed new year. I am Looking forward to continue the warm association we share in the coming year.

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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by Sky » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:55 pm

Hi All
Time for a late Christmas present for anyone that's got time on their hands and nothing better to do
All pics taken at Sunset dam on Christmas day

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Enjoy and may you all have a super 2016
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26 - 31st satara
1 Jan 2016 Skukuza

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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:00 pm

Thank you Sky :clap: :thumbs_up:

Good to see you back on the forum :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: All the best for 2016. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by inyanga30 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:45 am

Thank you Sky! Just what's needed. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:04 am

Thank you for the "Christmas present" Sky! Lovely to see you around again! Unfortunately I couldn't find the time to participate, but I'm sure many others did! Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! :clap: :clap:

Good morning all fellow Ducklings! I wish you all a happy and a prosperous New Year, and hope you will all enjoy a wonderful year of birding! :dance: :dance:

Just a reminder, our Duckling Challenges start on Monday, 11 January 2016, with the first challenge to be posted by barryels! The answers should be send to him on or before Sunday, 17 January 2016 at midnight (S.A. time)! :dance: :dance:

May the Ducklings participating this year reach 25 or more every week, and that it will not be a repeat of 2015's very low interest in this topic! :hmz:

Please urge all your family members, colleagues at work and friends to participate! :D

Also remember to add your bird sightings to the Stiffnecks Year List 2016 here: Stiffnecks Year List 2016! :dance: :dance:

If you are not already a Stiffneck member, just ask, and your name will be added. :thumbs_up:

Have a splendid day all! :gflower:
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Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:23 am

Thank you for that challenge Sky :thumbs_up:
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by barryels » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:04 am

Dear All,

Hope everybody will have a wonderful 2016 and that the first challenge for the year is an easy one to get the grey stuff working :D .

Here is challenge no.1 of 2016:

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Always be humble and understanding

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17-19/10/2016 Letaba
20-22/10/2016 Punda
23-25/10/2016 Shingwedzi
26-28/10/2016 Mopani

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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by umtali1 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:42 am

Thank you Barry :thumbs_up: One of my grey cells tells me they're all birds :lol: :lol: . As for the other cell.......... :wall:
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by Dibles » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:59 pm

My answers are in and I'm holding thumbs. It was nice to be able to identify a few birds without using a book. Something I'm not used to. :redface:

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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by umtali1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Sent in my answers. :pray:

Hope there are lots of Ducklings out there having a go. :hmz: It would be great to have lots of participants in this topic. :gflower: :k
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by Tessa G » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:05 pm

I will be fresh and on board starting again next week. :thumbs_up:

The challenges that I did end of last year scored us a couple of Lifers during our recent trip, so this is definitely a must do for anyone wanting to learn about birds....... :clap:
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by Merlin11 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:35 pm

How I missed this quiz over Christmas.

From my results Barry was very kind to us this week , long may it continue :thumbs_up:

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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by Graeme & Nicky » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:23 pm

Hi all

What a great (relatively easy) start to 2016. May you all have a fabulous year ahead!
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Re: Birding School for Ducklings: 2016

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:01 am

A prosperous 2016 to all the Ducklings! So glad to see you all here early in the new year! According to Barry, we only needed two more Ducklings for the prize to be won! Hopefully the next challenge will entice more Ducklings to participate, so that the next prize could be made known! I think most of you are going to like that! :dance: :dance:
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