Migfest Prize Quizbird Competition

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
Chris Batty
Kayn Forbes
Andrew Kinghorn
Janne Riihimäki
Pim Wolf
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
a juv Common Swift MG 14 aug 2014

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