Thursday, 13 August 2020

The Hills Are Alive!: Spring/Summer 2020 Wildlife Quiz Answers


Stonechat: the answer to the first question of the quiz
Stonechat: the answer to the first question of the quiz.
Photo: Charles J Sharp, Wikipedia

The judging for the latest prize quiz has been completed and the winner is Viv Pitcher of Greasby. She got 50 marks out of 50 and was chosen as the winner in a random draw from seven all-correct entries.

Here are the answers:

1


Good man, one talks about birds.


10

Stonechats


2


Sources of seasonal railway.

6, 4

Spring line


3


Feature of dish with gold symbol.

7

Plateau


4


Water feature bound up in the choice between buying a flat or renting a house.

7

Torrent


5


With platinum limb I started game.

9

Ptarmigan


6


Irrigate autumn feature.

9

Waterfall


7


A wintry bird - rock star digests this instant roll.

4, 7

Snow bunting


8


Bird stirred up green pool, valid with no artificial intelligence.

6, 6

Golden plover


9


"Plant angry Brexit vote!" - dead PM.

5-6, 5

Cross-leaved heath


10


A short distance inside what bird?

8

Whinchat


11


Regarding theologist, 'e takes the queen for an animal.

3, 4

Red deer


12


24 mane, I hear animal.

8, 4

Mountain hare


13


Bird call at river Loire's source (alternative spelling).

4, 5

Ring ousel1


14


Feature common to river crossing and kitchen cooler.

5

Ridge


15


Insect, after 24, Radio Times wrapped around fireplace.

8, 7

Mountain ringlet


16


Plant needed when the lady is cold.  What's her name?

7

Heather


17


Red or black, good to wake for game.

6

Grouse


18


Shortened beak reportedly conceals fruit.

10

Bilberries


19


We hear male offspring expected, living on insects.

6

Sundew


20


Quite a small bird, unlike the Big one seen at fairgrounds!

6

Dipper


21


Shelley's "scorner of the ground".

7

Skylark


22


Feature of a hundred scraps of cloth.

5

Crags


23


Moorland features to sort out.

4

Tors


24


Scrambling unto main upland feature.

8

Mountain


25


Bird of Arthurian character.

6

Merlin


26


Predator - those are world-shaking!

5-5, 3

Short-eared owl


27


Mental torture he, the Frenchman, bears for a plant.

9

Tormentil2


28


Thank you, Royal Navy, for fresh water.

4

Tarn


29


Ice Age relic, i.e. Roman ruin.

7

Moraine


30


Is this a fire-breathing insect that was rewarded on the fifth day of Christmas?

6-6, 9

Golden-ringed dragonfly


31


Initially, big rooms and cold kitchens endear nobody to this fern.

7

Bracken


32


Angela or Maria perhaps follows grand ancient English bird (now rare in England).

6, 5

Golden eagle


33


Cudgel Kate took on Colm's bus?

8

Clubmoss


34


Worried, lest I'm one footpath feature.

9, 8

Limestone pavement


35


Wearing imperial colour, Margo Ross shivered on the heath.

6, 9

Purple moorgrass


36


Feature of 24, or short name of soap?

6

Corrie


37


Look through the windscreen for feature of 24.

5

Scree


38


Spread incomplete value in damp places.

10

Butterwort


39


Tree found in a few narrow and steep valleys in Snowdonia and the Lake District.

5

Rowan


40


This bird has a ringlet with opposite directions.

6

Curlew


41


Possible description of a saltire with draft legislation for a bird.

9

Crossbill


42


Catcall secures promotion - start of tennis after no. 1 seed finds a bird.

6, 5

Meadow pipit


43


Seen in summer, Graeme, a potter, takes an exciting Scottish dance.

8

Dotterel


44


Bird that zeroes worship I hear.

6

Osprey


45


VTOL plane pursues female bird.

3, 7

Hen harrier


46


One of fifty shades perhaps - what a happy dog does, usually at the waterside.

4, 7

Grey wagtail


47


Summer reptile.

5

Adder


48


First person, German, in magnifier produces symbiotic relations.

7

Lichens


49


Heads of government conferring on 24.

6

Summit


50


Corporal punishment after family treasure tree.

6, 5

Silver birch

Notes: 1We also accepted “Ring ouzel”.  2We also accepted “Hellebore”.


We will be shortly launching the Autumn/Winter quiz entitled “Water, Water, Everywhere!”. More details soon...


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