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March 17th Swallows Wether Down & Otmoor...2nd Sand Martin Standlake...Feb 25th Med Gull, Port Meadow, Feb 3rd Black Redstart...Talks: Abingdon Naturalists Society: Bird Migration by Professor Ian Newton 27th March, OOS: Tracking Migrants 10th April


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Christmas Quiz Answers

Oxon Birding 2018 – Christmas Cryptic Quiz ANSWERS

Hope you all enjoyed the quizzes. Below are the answers to Jeremy Dexter's excellent cryptic quiz.

     
1. Amongst Maracas, Pianos, Recorders favourite
*Caspian
2. Harass this underground birder
*Badger
3. Stick around river to observe this bird
*Crane
4. Seabird or to put it the other way seabirds
*Skua
5. Fruity motor with sat-nav will get you to this site
*Appleford GPs
6. Bird having hormone treatment
*Moorhen
7. Bird of immense sadness having lost head
*Great Egret
8. Small part of bird for another bird
*Bittern
9. Peculiar looking Pixy Tits might be seen here!
*Pit Sixty
10. A bird of reef or wood?
*Knot
11. Motorcycle loses duck to get another duck?
*Scoter
12. Trip up Tees Valley birder
*Steve Alley
13. Map of quarry required for this bird
*Osprey
14. ‘The Holly and the Ivy’
*Treecreeper
15. Northern port merged with northern town for northern location
*Grimsbury
16. Sounds like cat being roused to get bird
*Kittiwake
17. Ripe green bananas feed this bird
*Peregrine
18. Here you could enjoy two drinks followed by a shout of pain
*Port Meadow
19. Have a look around local bird club to find duck
*Goosander
20. Untidy sunhat on crusader gives this bird a name
*Anthus Richardi
21. Bird that sounds like an inexperienced beach musician?
*Green Sandpiper
22. Gannet in Owl, I create a birder
* Ian Lewington
23. This bird will leave you spellbound
*Merlin
24. Room to reverse, not always easy in this car park
*Otmoor
25. Pub immediately on the left brings you to this bird
*Barn Owl
26. First man on the scene is very jammy
*Adam Hartley
27. Blushing celebrity Heather is a good-looking bird
*Rosy (Rose-Coloured) Starling
28. Left-wing election flyer
*Redpoll
29. A bird that changes colour
*Turnstone
30. Switch on power wash to clean up this bird
*Whooper Swan
31. Bird initially gliding low over shallow swamps yet identified by its silhouette?
*Glossy Ibis
32. On Welsh coast see famous rock for the ‘game over’ man
*Barry Hudson







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