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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

I don’t understand how you go from a half correct guess to 3 completely incorrect ones??

I'll try one more time...

I suspected from in the first shot that this was a <warbler> species.  I made a semi-educated guess in that family and missed, but had the family confirmed.

For the second shot, I tried another species I thought was a good fit.  It wasn't

For the remaining images, I saw nothing that gave me personally any additional information I was familiar with.  As I saw each image and gained nothing from it, I clicked 'Guess' for the remaining shots without choosing a species.  Had I seen something I recognized, I might have ventured another guess.  Eventually I reached the end and saw what the bird was.  I saw it was another bird that I had only name recognition with, not visually, and that I wouldn't have gotten it if the full photo had been the first image.

As I've said repeatedly, I don't care what my score is.  It's not whether I win or lose, it's whether I learn anything by playing the game.  I may make random guesses if I can narrow it down to a few birds, but that's not my habit.  If I'm reduced to just guessing, it's easier to just click 'Guess'.

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

I don’t understand how you go from a half correct guess to 3 completely incorrect ones??

And let's remember that not all members of a family have overlapping names.

I could start with 'Green Heron' and get a yellow, switch to 'American Bittern' and get red, 'Least Bittern' and get red, 'Yellow-crowned Night-heron' and get green.

There's very little name overlap for our American falcons.  I could start with 'Peregrine Falcon'/yellow, 'Merlin'/red, 'American Kestrel'/red, and remember 'Prairie Falcon' (a bird I'm not in range of) and get green.

The word 'Warbler' doesn't appear in 'Northern Parula', 'American Redstart', either of the waterthrushes, etc.

And don't even start with ducks.

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9 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

could start with 'Green Heron' and get a yellow, switch to 'American Bittern' and get red, 'Least Bittern' and get red, 'Yellow-crowned Night-heron' and get green.

If you did start with green heron and you got a yellow tile for heron, why would you ever guess a bittern? It’s obvious that won’t be correct, if heron was correct. 

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18 minutes ago, IKLland said:

If you did start with green heron and you got a yellow tile for heron, why would you ever guess a bittern? It’s obvious that won’t be correct, if heron was correct. 

Okay, take it the other way around.  I could guess bitterns, be in the right family, and not be getting any closer to 'Heron'.

Either way, I don't take this at all seriously.  I often can't remember at lunch time what species I saw this morning.

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