In reply to Paul A:
7) Ruff !
still working on 10 !!
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I'll have to give up on 7 & 10. I gave up on 7 from the outset and I've never been good with cryptic clues. Looks quite large legs & feet. Black tailed godwit doesn't seem to fit the clue. 10 I've not been able to make into anything other than shelduck but again, doesn't fit the clue and has already been ruled as incorrect.
No7 is a large predator with a colour in it's name.No10 has various names (including one with a colour in it) and a very distinct call. Can be very acrobatic in flight and is not unknown to use deception to lure predators away from the nest.Many thanks again to everyone for trying, turned out to be much more difficult than I had imagined.Full answers tonight. :-)
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oops, misread the clues but now I have finally decided on my answers ...................
7) Great black-backed Gull
Paul A said:No10 has various names (including one with a colour in it) and a very distinct call. Can be very acrobatic in flight and is not unknown to use deception to lure predators away from the nest.Many thanks again to everyone for trying, turned out to be much more difficult than I had imagined.Full answers tonight. :-)
I must admit I looked ay Lapwing but the colour under the tail just didn't look right.
7 Grey Heron
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Answers as promised. I now realise just how difficult this has been, but with a bit of gentle prompting we got there in the end. I'm quite sure that if I was on the other side of the fence I would also have struggled with some (most) of them. As I've said before, they just seem obvious when you already know the answers so I always think it's going to be too easy for you. Once again, very well done to all of you, most impressive, and thanks again for giving it a bash. :-)
2. Reed Bunting
3. Willow Warbler
4. Herring Gull
7. Grey Heron
14. Meadow Pipit
I was not very good at this, but it was fun trying to guess. Well done to those who had a stab at it. Thanks.
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Many thanks indeed Paul for your efforts producing quite a challenging quiz; it certainly got my brain and googling/reading skills honed lol surprised myself by getting some correct answers ! all a learning process so thanks so much.
Thank you Paul for the challenge I did not even attempt, as am sure I would have been very embarrassed.CHOL:):)
Also appreciate your time and lovely way of showing the answers.Appreciated.
Excellent challenge, very enjoyable/frustrating.
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