I hope you managed to figure out the mysterious phrase: Oeioe zselz. If not, try to turn it upside down. If you squint a bit, the letters transform into numbers! Note also the dash at the end, which is actually a minus sign. Yes! These are coordinates! With three decimals, the numbers become:
Gooi that into Google Maps, and you land smack bang in the middle of Wakkerstroom Wetland. With all the waffle in yesterday’s post about birding sites, I was hoping to hint that the password was a location. Back to www.faansiepeacock.com/aenigmatolimnas, click on the Striped Crake, and enter the password ‘Wakkerstroom’. Voila!
This led you to a page called ‘marginalis’ – the second part of the Striped Crake’s scientific name. There was a little poem prompting you to come back tomorrow (today), with a large redacted image. The second part of the poem was a riddle – the answer is ’emojis’.
Well done on reaching this point in the game,
via coordinates, ciphers and a bird’s name.
The full picture will only emerge at noon
So come back to this you are el: soon.
While you wait, here’s something to think about:
How can you cry, or rage, or laugh or shout
or say how you feel without making a sound?
The answer is normally yellow, and round.