It has been quite some time since the last diabolical quiz and this quiz will more than make up for lost time. Each and every image in this quiz was taken in the last week in Queens, New York. You will never guess all three images correctly no matter how hard you try. But if, somehow, you manage to get all three correct then Rick Perry will agree that climate change is happening and is caused by humanity, Michele Bachmann will agree that you can’t pray away the gay, Ron Paul will acknowledge that the gold standard is a dumb idea, and Mitt Romney will worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In other words, the world will end.
As always, put your guesses in the comments. Use the common names for birds, and number your answers so if you think the first picture is Passer domesticus please write “Picture 1 is a House Sparrow” so we all know who is guessing what bird for what image. Good luck and may the best birder win!
Diabolical Quiz Picture 1
Diabolical Quiz Picture 2
Diabolical Quiz Picture 3
1.juv black skimmer
All are Laughing Gulls.
@Seagullsteve: 1 out of 3 isn’t bad.
@Jochen: Oh yeah?!?!?! How many different Laughing Gulls? And you, sir, are starting to challenge Felonious Jive.
How many different Laughing Gulls? Well, all are the same age and the abrasion of the feathers and light conditions of the photos are identical, so my guess is that it is all the same bird.
Jochen, have you been taking (birding) performance-enhancing drugs?
All Laughing Gulls…truly diabolical…Ive seen so many molty Black Terns this summer that that second picture made me think of them instantly. The skimmer, as you may guess, was a shot in the dark (at best).
@Corey: leave out the (birding)-bit and you may be right. 😉
@Seagullsteve: A shot in the dark? One step away from you!
@Perry, Bachmann, Paul & Romney: bring it on!