ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

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ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:21 am

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Hmm, how'd that blurry thing get in the way? This is the last challenge for this round. Have a go to be in with a chance to win some binos.
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby simon.fordham » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:32 am

Japanese Snipe???
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby philbattley » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:36 pm

I'll go for Skylark, which if correct, will likely just keep me in 2nd place and have me rueing the fact I didn't notice the quiz had started until the 2nd month.

But I don't think I would have got the Kookaburra right, even had I answered it...

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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby Glen Webber » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:47 pm

I'm going to have a guess and say NZ Pipit.
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby David Riddell » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:54 am

Skylark
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby ledzep » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:40 pm

Bar-tailed Godwit in case the last post didn't make it through (with low confidence).
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby kokakoman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:04 am

This looks like a hiding Pectoral Sandpiper to me.
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby Richard Schofield » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:20 pm

Looks like a Skylark to me - the jizz fits, seems too "warm" for a pipit, and the bill (what we can see of it) appears too heavy.
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby Fayefaye » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:14 pm

Chatham Island Snipe!
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Re: ID Challenge #12 - closes 14 June 2011

Postby Will Parsons » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:16 pm

I really don't know but will go for a Japanese snipe as it appears to have a long bill and looks like one out of the book.

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