It said my average time was 0 seconds, but that I still hadn't made the top 10.
Apart from the fact that it took so long to load the next photo that I got
bored and came back to it later, I think there's something wrong with its timer.
Sent from my iPad
On 22/08/2013, at 2:36 PM, "Philip Veerman" <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is just as relevant here as it is in Africa, where this link came from
> (an email to Here is a fun little game of
> finding a Nightjar. It takes just a few minutes. It is designed to test our
> perception and study camouflage and see how good we are at finding a
> roosting Nightjar. So the results are compiled and compared according to
> observer age group. It gives you 20 photos of a Nightjar roosting on the
> ground and you need to click the mouse on it when you can see it. It gives a
> give up option for each. It first asks if you want to be a monkey or a
> mongoose. After each photo it goes to the next. At the end it gives a score
> of your average time (presumably out of the 20). I don't know what happens
> with your score if you don't find it or you click the mouse but not on the
> Nightjar. I don't see if that was explained. My average score on my first
> time was 6.19 seconds, which is not a winning score but then again I think
> if you do it many times you would get better at it but then it is partly
> remembering, rather than finding it. Maybe the winning scores would be from
> those who have done it many times (which I suspect would defeat the purpose
> of the exercise). Hopefully the researchers have built something into their
> methods that take this issue into account.
> For those who don't like Nightjars, maybe you can imagine it is a Night
> -----Original Message-----From:
> On Behalf Of Keith Betton
> Sent: Thursday, 22 August 2013 8:45 AM To:
> Subject: [AfricanBirding] How difficult
> is it to find a roosting Nightjar?
> See how good you are at finding a Nightjar using this test:
> My fastest average so far is 1.7 seconds, but I have had 5 goes at it!
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