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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
Two correct answers so far and the suggestion of a further clue being needed,

not sure whether clues are justified where there have been right answers,could read back through the thread but that would take time I don't have right now. Guidance please from someone who knows!


I don't think this has been discussed before, but I feel that giving another clue is unfair to the two people who have already replied correctly - and I'd say the same thing if only one person had replied correctly!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer was "Gannet".
To think when I was a scout, I was a member of the Gannet patrol, and didn't have the slightest clue what a Gannet was...well it had to be a bird, all the patrols were named after birds.

If you go to Bempton Cliffs you can see them diving from the heights to the depths and coming up with fish .......don't know why that should have led to them being thought of as greedy........but people who are said to be regular Gannets are so called because they are judged to be greedy just swallowing their food down.

At any rate there are still only two answers, both correct, from Dawn and Steve H. I tossed a coin and called heads for Dawn and it landed tails so if the game continues, its over to Steve.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to one of my dictionaries, the second definition of gannet is - (Slang) , a gluttonous or greedy person.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had not got a clue, but I have got it now nice to see a different slant on the game, it's has given me a new direction on the game. Is this OK Elizibeth. My opinion is as long as you add Criptic Clue to your thread I like the idea,it may make it more intersting & get more taker's what do you all think

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello All, Very Happy Very Happy

Thanks very much John. Thumbs up

O.K. here we go with the next birdie. From a large bird to one of our smallest and colourful,it builds a ball shaped nest out of moss,lichens & spiders webs usaually in a Norway spruce.It has a cousin that looks very similar which you will see all over Britian whereas this one stays in the south.

I think that should be enough for you to work it out if not to much,I'll see how many correct answers I recieve if none are recieved then I'll give an extra clue.
Please PM me your answers before shall we say 9 o'clock Tuesday night (provisionally)

Good luck (get ya books out) Thumbs up Thumbs up

Bye Bye for now.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Hello Everyone Rolling Eyes

Had 3 replies to my clue only one correct I'm sad to say Pauco & JohnD were incorrect.

Corinna was the only one correct with "Firecrest" which was the bird I was looking for.Well done Applause Corinna over to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo again!
Cheers Steve.


A rare breeding bird, found in dense woodland. Extremely difficult to see, the best chances being when the birds are displaying in March.

Breeds in upland and lowland mature broadleaved and coniferous woodlands. Winters near woodland and in more open country.

Approximately 400-450 breeding pairs in Britain, but none found in Ireland.


Answers by Friday morning 8am

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well as I had two incorrect replies so far I can see I need to give another clue....

Usually seen flying at treetop level, a few relaxed wingbeats relieved by short straight glide.
Often soars or sits watching, body erect.

any better?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO Think Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok another clue


female is bigger than male....range by rspb...48 - 62cm

male 49-56cm and female 58 - 64cm Collins

broad winged and short tailed

Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well still no correct entries. I'll post another clue.

Food

Feeds on birds like Jays,Woodpigeons,crows, Pheasants,Starlings and Thrushes.Also kills mammals like rabbits,


Answers now Saturday 6pm (after the England Rugby game!!) Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Poll shows that most people think it's time to end the game now, and give it a rest. I shall close this thread when the latest winner is named, and he or she will be invited to start a new quiz at some time in the future.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The winner is Pauco (ok Shifty!!) Very Happy

with SteveH an honourable 2nd. Smile

They were both correct with Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis

a really lovely bird. I hope to be seeing a Gos or two when next I visit
the Forest of Dean.

Well the Strixaluco has spoken...just as I was getting into the Birds of Prey section!! Rolling Eyes

So Paul looks like you will be the first to pose a question in the new Bird Quiz whenever it is decided to begin again!! Thumbs up
Cool

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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corinna wrote:

Well the Strixaluco has spoken...just as I was getting into the Birds of Prey section!! Rolling Eyes

So Paul looks like you will be the first to pose a question in the new Bird Quiz whenever it is decided to begin again!! Thumbs up
Cool


Corinna - I gave everyone over a week to decide on the future of the Quiz! I was merely posting the majority decision. I shall ask Paul/Pauco to start a new quiz some time in the future.

This thread is now be closed - but the Poll thread is still open if anyone would like to comment.

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