I think all the results are now in for the inaugural Australia-wide PhotoTwitch. Judging by the participants comments, the event was a great success with every participant reporting that they very much enjoyed the competition (surely the most important way to judge a contest). Inclement weather in the southern states had a big impact on the totals, although many participants reported surprise at how high their totals were against the odds.
Here's the results:
Pictorella 85 species
Arron 74 species
Steve_Happ 70 species
KristyP 71 species
Mister.Troy 68 species
NolanC 55 species
Ashy Drongo 54 species
Craig Miller 36 species
So we have a clear winner. Grant (Pictorella) with 85 species. Not bad for a mere 5 hours before rain forced him indoors. Congratulations Grant.
Here's some other things of interest:
There were 8 participants, 6 from NSW, 1 from Qld and one from NT
The total number of eligible photos taken was 514
That is an average of 64 species per contestant
The total number of unique species was 213. A full species list will be posted separately.
The rarest or most unusual bird. Well thats hard to say because most of us dont know what is unusual in another person's patch. For me it was the Sanderling photographed by Mister.Troy, although the Palm Cockatoo photographed by KristyP may be the most outstanding.
The most common species. Unfortunately the lack of standardised names makes data analysis difficult although I can see that the Pacific Black Duck appears in all of the 8 lists - I think the only species that does. The Magpie Lark appears in 7 lists.
Till next year