Sunday, 21 February 2021

Water, Water Everywhere!: Autumn/Winter 2020/21 Wildlife Quiz Answers


Water rail. Photo: Tony CC Gray, Flickr
Water rail, the answer to question 4. Photo: Tony CC Gray, Flickr


The prize quiz winner has been chosen in a random draw from 10 entries with all 50 correct answers. The winner is Mrs Kate Kuss of Haydock, St. Helens. Congratulations Kate!

Here are the answers:


1


Biting insects causing angst.



5


Gnats


2


Thematic warrior plant.



5, 7


Water Soldier



3



Is this plant what nine nibbled?



7


Frogbit


4



Bird, or thematic mode of transport.



5, 4


Water rail


5



Plant shocked Lupper with unrestrained conflict.



6, 11


Purple loosestrife


6



Male goose swallowed nothing very large, a duck!



9


Goosander


7


God! Hospital habitat!



5


Marsh



8



Type of woodwind with spice plant.



8


Reedmace


9



There’s nothing in the former West Germany for this creature.



4


Frog


10



Stirring reveals two mammals.



5, 5


Water voles


11



Bird is what push comes to with the French right.



8


Shoveler


12



I’m told people with birthdays in December to February form an intermittent stream.



12


Winterbourne


13


Bird sees Ray, for example, come between maybe Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth.



10


Kingfisher


14



Bird in very large quarry.



6


Osprey


15


Thematic corpse?



5, 4


Water body


16



Insect has permission to take off.



6


Mayfly


17


Keep your hair on!  I hear a bird.



5


Heron


18



Ocean, burn, river, fish.



6, 5


Arctic charr


19


Primate and follower, forgetting Old Latin, see this plant.



6, 6


Monkey flower


20



Host, once seen “beside the lake, beneath the trees”.



9


Daffodils


21



Grand odds on Trump’s barrier for a swimmer.



7


Gadwall


22



Thematic sailor, a six-footer.



5, 7


Water boatman


23



Bird from Westminster house together with traditional Scottish instrumentalist.



6, 9


Common sandpiper


24



Huge friend of Ant turns round, takes in recuperation with ... novel tango.



5, 7, 4


Great crested newt


25



... or with good fermented beer.



5, 7, 5


Great crested grebe


26



I had nap disturbed by small creature.



7


Daphnia


27



Are these algae just simple molecules?



7


Diatoms


28



Feature that hides in Lake Windermere when a flock of ducks is landing on the water.



6


Island


29



Sad young woman, take an aeroplane, a little flyer.



4, 9


Blue damselfly


30



Creature is ’pon land strangely.



4, 5


Pond snail


31



Thematic potter’s rest, arachnophobe’s nemesis.



5, 6


Water spider


32



“Don’t tell him” this fish’s name!



4


Pike


33



I hear strong man Edward lower his head for a swimmer and diver.



6, 4


Tufted duck


34



Fifteen is verse rewritten in Republic of Ireland, middle of Waterford.



9


Reservoir


35



You can read the tea leaves and predict where you’ll find this bird.



4


Teal


36



Does this insect eat its own rear end?



11


Swallowtail


37



Tree may be seen, if you look westward, among a hundred lakes.



5


Alder


38



The Torville and Dean of one kind of fifteen?



4, 7


Pond skaters


39



Fifteen sea, French and European.



4


Mere


40



Is Ms Lovelace able to pinch the bottom of this bird?



6, 5


Canada goose


41



Plant of thematic corvine extremity.



5, 8


Water crowfoot


42



Lens opacity featured in a river.



8


Cataract


43



Royal drinking vessel is a May-blob.



7


Kingcup


44



Turbulent R Dee is subjunctively dead habitat.



7


Reedbed


45



Insect, a fuzzy target (a non-starter), almost heavenly good vegetable the Spanish turns round.



5, 6, 6


Great diving beetle


46



“Duck - it’s a James Bond film!”



9


Goldeneye


47



Fifteen cooked kale.



4


Lake


48



Dragonfly, a fat Grand National runner maybe?



5-6, 6


Broad-bodied chaser


49



Fish spectrum, start of this defeat.



7, 5


Rainbow trout


50



Neston holes scream excitedly as East African leaders fall out in Scotland.



4, 4, 7


Loch Ness Monster


For anyone wishing to give their brain cells another workout, we will be launching the spring/ summer 2021 quiz soon.