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Johan van Rensburg
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Bird ID challenges 2017

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:13 pm

I have the honour to open the new Forum Challenge season and had some fun in putting together the first four 2017 challenges for which I am responsible. There is a definite geographical theme to each challenge, Challenge #1 being of birds found in the areas in and around Gauteng. Some of the shots have more than one bird up for ID…

I was supposed to post this challenge on Friday the 13th, but I’ll be in Zimbabwe then looking for a whole bundle of lifers! Anyway, who wants to face more challenges on a Friday 13th?! :lol: :lol: :lol:

So, the Zim thing considered, you will understand that I have to post a few days early. The deadline for submitting your answers (PM to me!) is Friday noon, 27th of January. I REALLY hope for a flood of participants…

ENJOY!!

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:33 pm

Thank you for our first Bird ID Challenge for 2017 Johan! Wonderful to have you back here, posting challenges for us! :gflower:

Travel safe and enjoy your Zimbabwe trip! Looking forward to hear all about it once you are back home again! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Challenge accepted Johan :thumbs_up:
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Back to the books it is then :thumbs_up: :D
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Unread post by umtali1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:08 pm

isinkwe wrote:Challenge accepted Johan :thumbs_up:
They are all birds Image
Back to the books it is then :thumbs_up: :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: Isinkwe.
Johan, looks like I shall be removing the dust from the bird books :think:

Thanks for kicking off 2017 challenges :thumbs_up: Enjoy Zim :mrgreen: I'm intrigued as to the regions you're visiting :hmz:
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 pm

Thanks Johan for the new challenge, you are the master of challenge masters :hmz:

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Unread post by Waterbuck » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks Johan. New challenge got me feeling a bit fuzzy...
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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:55 am

Welcome back Waterbuck! Nice to see you here again! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by addictedToBirds » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:07 pm

Happy new year all. First challenge answers of the year are in. Looking forward to the correct (and no doubt different from mine) answers already

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:20 pm

Happy New Year to you to addictedToBirds! Great that you have already done the first challenge of the year! :clap: :clap:

I will only do it next week, after my VHR Birding Day on Saturday! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:15 pm

Dear birders,

I trust that you all had a wonderful Festive Season, and that you have noticed that our first Bird ID Challenge for 2017 has already been posted by Johan van Rensburg! Please participate in these challenges to show your appreciation for the work done by our Challenge Masters to try and teach us something about our feathered friends! :dance: :dance:

Should you be looking for previous years' Bird ID Challenges with the answers, kindly use the Index HERE.

Have a happy birding year during 2017! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by addictedToBirds » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Happy New Year Hilda. Could you please "sticky" the challenge to appear first on the forum again as you did with last years?

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Unread post by hilda » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Happy New Year to you too addictedToBirds! Done. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by inyanga 1 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:06 pm

I'm finding theses pics 'sticky' anyway..... :redface:

:hmz: a one legged bird - stilt ?
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Re: Bird ID challenges 2017

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:02 am

My answers are in :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Marakele - August 2017
https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=101340

2016 Reis Verhaal from Kruger 'Bush' Camps
2013 Mokala and KNP,
2015 "Cape Town to Namibia border"

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Unread post by umtali1 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:55 am

9/11 to start off the year. Very, very chuffed :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
It'll be down hill from now on :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=101340

2016 Reis Verhaal from Kruger 'Bush' Camps
2013 Mokala and KNP,
2015 "Cape Town to Namibia border"


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