Hello again 10,000 Birders … it’s GREAT to be back!

It has been nearly two years since my last quiz.  A major house flood, two graduations, much travel and insufficient birding for me since that last post in Feb 2009.  I trust you have all been doing much more birding than me.

And I know you’ve missed me.

I anticipate that quizzes will be posted on the 1st of every month.  Answers should be posted within a few days after that.  If additional clues are needed, watch for the comments in the original post.

So here we go.

I am working up my appetite for generating bird quizzes again.  This month’s quiz is a smallish quiz.  Here are the clues:

1. No clue.  Yes, it is possible to guess this species with no clues.  Extra credit will be given.
2. “A kleptomaniac’s delight” is a description that I made up, paraphrasing a statement documented by a famous birder about an anonymous first-time observer of this species.
3. Solitary.
4. Monotonous.
5. Widespread.
6. Unobtrusive.

Birds in quizzes are ABA birds (Version 7.0, November 2008) unless otherwise stated.  Post your answers in the comments below.  Have fun.

Written by Jory
Jory's first field guide-identified bird was a Northern Cardinal. This turned out to be his gateway drug into birding. In 2007 Jory became the least accomplished birder to see 300 birds in New York State in one year. He has birded the world over but maintains his birding "beginner mind", of which he is inordinately proud. Just ask him. Jory is the 10,000 Birds Avian Quizmaster, coming up with ever more diabolical ways to stump his legion of devoted fans. He lives with his wife and the possessions of his children just outside of Albany NY.