All Steamed Up #1

Don’t you just hate it when your Scope steams up just as you’re about to make an ID on something or other? Perhaps if you feel like it you could maybe help me to work out what the misted up mysteries could be. It may be easier to view them if you open them up large, (the photos don't seem to want to load too well tonight).!! As always though, it’s just for fun.!!













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  • I'd love to be able to help you out there Paul but I can't id much at the best of times!!   I'm sure it must be nearly bedtime so I won't dash out and view this on the PC but will let other clever people help you out.   Have fun everyone, signing of chicken.....

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Wow Paul you do come up with some clever ideas and after all your hard work  I have to give it a go.

    1. Dunnock

    2. Comma Butterfly

    3. Robin

    4. Grey Heron

    5. Tree Creeper

    6. Teal Drake

    7. Torn between Redwings and Fieldfares I'll go Redwing.

    8. Not sure again so Great Crested Grebe

    9. Wood pigeon

    10. A domestic Cat?

    11. Toads

    12. Marsh Tit  

    Regards Shane


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  • In reply to Shane:

    Crikey Paul, you do come up with some challenging quizzes. I tried wiping the lens but that didn't help. I tried several different pairs of glasses but that didn't help either so I'm struggling but I'll have a go.

    1. Dunnock
    2. Could be a Comma but I'll try Small Tortoiseshell, just to be different.
    3. Robin
    4. Grey Heron
    5. I'll try Meadow Pipit without much conviction
    6. Teal male
    7. Fieldfare ?????
    8. Like Shane very uncertain so GCG is my guess too.
    9. No idea
    10. Moss on a tree. LOL
    11. Frogs??
    12. Marsh Tit

    Good challenge - the hardest one you've set  so far. I really must go to Spec***ers



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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Hello Paul, to me it is like looking into one of Professor Trelawney's Cristall Balls (from Harry Potter). So here is my try: I don't see an unknown dark stranger, but

    1. Dunnock

    2. Comma


    4.Grey Heron

    5.Tree Creeper





    10.Something white on a garden-fence

    11.One or two snakes ??????

    12.Marsh Tit

    Thank you very much for all the fun.


  • In reply to Bente S:

    Wow, quite a challenge Paul  but I'll have a stab at it ...

    1) Dunnock

    2) Small Tortie

    3) Robin

    4) G.Heron

    5) Tree Creeper

    6) Teal (m)

    7) Fieldfare

    8)   I see water, wetland,  a long white/grey neck and reddy-orange and black colours on head -    G.C.Grebe  ! 

    9)   eye/bill looks like pigeon so will go with  W.Pigeon

    10)   not a clue,   something with fluffy white feet    -    cat, owl   lol  

    11)  reptile of some sort !

    12)  still working on which Tit member it is  lol


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Signing back on again, this time on PC so I can have a better look - honestly not cheating!! tho' have naturally, being only human, looked at the other answers!!

    1   dunnock

    2   fritilliary

    3   Robin

    4   Heron

    5   Thrush

    6   duck

    7   Redwing

    8   Bittern

    9   guillemot

    10   dodo

    11  Owl or two

    12   must be marsh tit 'cause others say so!!!

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:
    10   dodo

    LOL.!!  Sadly, no....but your answer is surprisingly close.!!

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    1 dunnock

    2 small tortoiseshell

    3 robin

    4 heron

    5 tree creeper

    6 teal

    7 mistle thrush

    8 great crested grebe

    9 wood pigeon

    10 cat

    11 toad

    12 great tit

  • In reply to Robbo:

    1 Dunnock

    2 Comma

    3 Robin

    4 Heron

    5 ??

    6 Teal

    7 ??

    8 ??

    9 ??

    10 ??

    11 Toads

    12 Willow Tit

    I really should be good at this as it is what I see normally when I remove my specs.


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Once again, between you, you have easily managed to identify all the misted up mysteries. Well done to everyone, and many thanks for taking the time to give it a bash. The answers are as follows:

    1.  Dunnock

    2.  Small Tortoiseshell

    3. Robin

    4.  Grey Heron

    5. Treecreeper

    6.  Drake Teal

    7.  Fieldfare

    8.  Great Crested Grebe

    9.  Woodpigeon

    10. Domestic Cat. (Gaynor: You came very close with Dodo as my Cat’s name is Tee Tee) :-)

    11. Common Toad

    12. Great Tit


    I’ve pegged the original images out on the line to allow the condensation to evaporate. Once again, well done to all, and thanks for joining in a bit of fun.

    I’ve actually just taken possession of a new travel scope, so I’m off to try it out today. Hopefully I don’t have any issues with it steaming up.!!

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