Friday, 18 October 2013

A Friday Quiz

Even we could manage this one, so there is no excuse... It was found amongst some old glass negatives in the photo archive.

Answers shall be posted tomorrow. If you fancy having a go then the prize is an Encyclopedia Britannica pencil (unused).

7 comments:

  1. Here's my attempt:
    swift, eagle, marsh harrier, swallow, kite.
    Post script: rook, kingfisher, sandpiper, linnet (and I could not find the 5th one if there is another)

    Sue.

    P.P.S. If I win, use the money you'd have spent on postage mailing the unused pencil, to purchase something really neat for the Archives! hee! hee!

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  2. Ok Archiver...how about: skua, robin, twit, swift, eagle, nightingale, chough, march, marsh harrier, swallow, finch, merlin, moorhen, rook, kingfisher, stonechat, kite, sandpiper, linnet, raven, dipper, barnowl, pintail, tern and wheatear?

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  3. There are 48 there. Anyone else?

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  4. I can get to 47 including the two obvious ones.... Gannet, Heron, Turnstone, Wren, Skua, Robin, Twite, Swift, Eagle, Nightingale, Fulmar, Chough, Knot, Grouse, Marsh Harrier, Redwing, Dove, Swallow, Finch, Merlin, Grebe, Restart, Moorhen, Redshank, Thrush, Rook, Redpoll, Kingfisher, Stonechat, Kite, Sandpiper, Scoter, Linnet, Swan, Raven, Tit, Teal, Ruff, Dipper, Barn Owl, Pintail, Tern, Wheatear, Shag, Siskin, Smew, Plover.

    There's really one more in there?

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  5. Yes! You have 40 minutes to get it. (To be fair, I have never heard of it.)

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  6. I thought there was a bird called a skua! but I wasn't sure, so I didn't list it. I humbly relinquish any and all honors to Dusty and wild_nescot. Thanks for the ornithology lesson, though--it was fun!

    Sue.

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  7. Well done Wild_NEScot you were the closest! If you'd like to email your address to archives@orkneylibrary.org.uk, we will send you your prize pencil!

    p.s sorry you lost a lunchtime..

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