An Amazing Feet Of Deduction (Just For Fun)

  • I've really no idea - don't  laugh ...........1)  Rook   2) Reed Bunting    7)  haven't even the wildest guess     15)  Kittiwake  !

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • 13/15.

    Only 7 & 10 to go. :-)

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  • Still 13/15.

    7. Bit of a fuzzy area this one.

    10. Deceptively fearless in defence of young.

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    7)   Ruff   !

      still working on 10  !!

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • 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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  • In reply to Paul A:

    oops,  misread the clues but now I have finally decided on my answers ...................

    7) Great black-backed Gull

    10)  Lapwing

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • 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. :-)

    1. Jackdaw

    2. Reed Bunting

    3. Willow Warbler

    4. Herring Gull

    5. Stonechat

    6. Wabbit

    7. Grey Heron

    8. Puffin

    9. Wheatear

    10. Lapwing

    11. Shoveler

    12. Sanderling

    13. Oystercatcher

    14. Meadow Pipit

    15. Kittiwake

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    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.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.