Apologies for not posting up answers yet, been very busy over last few days.
Number 8 still not ID’d yet. Will try to post answers tonight if I get time. Thanks again to all for having a bash at this. :-)
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In reply to Paul A:
Paul A said:Number 8 still not ID’d yet.
Well it's a finch so maybe a Brambling ?
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In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:maybe a Brambling ?
Or perhaps a Chaffinch
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In reply to TeeJay:
yes, I thought the markings could be chaffinch too - a very soggy one lol I was between the two but went for Brambling thinking Paul was going to put a more obscure answer in !
What about a Siskin?
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Answers as promised.
1. Female Teal, no problems here.
2. Redshank, again, no problems.
3. Dunlin. I suspect the 'unnatural' positioning of the bird caused a bit of confusion. The 'shore' typo was a very obscure clue to this one. I think it may have sounded better in my head.!! :-)
4. Drake Wigeon. I thought this one may have caused a bit of bother.....but I was wrong.!!
5. Drake Mallard, no problems here.
6. Yellowhammer, not too much bother here either.
7. Fieldfare, no probs, even with part of the bird obscured.!!
8. Female Chaffinch (I sincerely hope). I initially thought this would be an easy one, but with hindsight, lots Finches have a very similar look and the heavily contrasted red & black really didn't help. Plus the bird was wet from bathing.....and crouched down on the ground. I actually feel really guilty now.!! :-)
9. Female Gadwall, lovely, elegant looking birds in my opinion.
10. Ruff, in flight.
11. Female Goldeneye. Not an easy one, hence the clues regarding dark / light tone reversal.
12. Golden Plover. Again, not an easy one, so very well done.
Once again many thanks for joining in. I always worry that it'll be too easy (or too difficult) and I do realise that knowing the answers to begin with perhaps blinkers me as to how easy (or otherwise) the answers may be.
As always, all of the conundrums were identified, so very well done to all. :-)
Thanks for taking the trouble to create this quiz, Paul, It was fun to have a go. It was quite challenging but I'm pleased I got a reasonable percentage right although by no means all.
Many thanks from me too Paul, it was goood of you to arrange such a challenging quiz and glad I got some of them right !
Thanks Paul, I'm not much good at it, but it's fun trying!
Paul A said:feel free to use all means at your disposal.....except one..... which a certain Moth enthusiast from the far south of the country (who will remain unnamed) perhaps remembers something about.......not that I have a long memory for these things.!! ;-)
Wish my memory was that good PA ... wot did I do wrong?? Oh, maybe I googled or something?
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