All Ten of Them
Thanks to all who had a go at this Migration Festival Quiz.
All 10 birds were in their first calendar year (juveniles or first winters). Well I can’t age Wrynecks- but I bet it was! The rest have age-able plumage characters.
The answers were:
1 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
2 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
3 Common Swift Apus apus
4 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
5 Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
6 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
7 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
8 Wryneck Jynx torquilla
9 Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
10 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Well done to all who had a go. The following 5 people got all 10 species correct
and drawn from a hat, the winner of the NEW BOOK is….
Janne Riihimäki of Finland. Well done!
For more on the tricky ID’s such as this juvenile Common Swift- see The Challenge Series: AUTUMN