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I found a message on a nature walk. It warned me there was a wild gathering out and about. But instead of saying what to be careful of, the message only gave me nine clues. They said each symbol given could be combined, as type 1 but not 2 or 3, to give me the group on the loose.

  1. A symbol of belief
    Where to choirs some talk
    With a minor adjustment
    Of a circle on top

  2. I am my brother
    But my brother is not me
    If you fill me for vacation
    A new hint will you see

  3. A friend to ensure
    All work you have done
    You’ll find me easily
    If you fill the start of one

  4. Go North East
    And cross my line
    Or tilt number one
    And aim toward the sky

  5. A chasm you’ll find
    Between my friends
    I mark a beginning
    But also an end

  6. I wave at you for glory
    Or to signal defeat
    Given my color
    Your enemies might think I’m neat

  7. From late June to late July
    You may find me crabby
    For another perspective
    Tilt and arrange apostrophes

  8. I share a trait with the hint above
    However, I run in the fall
    Loyal and kind are some of my traits
    While shyness and worry can be my downfalls

  9. I bring things together
    Creating most pairs
    When things go together
    I’m usually there

What was this message trying to say was about?

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  • $\begingroup$ Please let me know if there are better tags for this- I went with what the puzzle's about, but if it counts as a specific kind of puzzle (other than riddle) just let me know. $\endgroup$ – Kendra Jul 18 '17 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ In #2, is the "brother"/"bother" difference intentional? $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Jul 18 '17 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ @puzzledPig No, it was a typo. Thanks for pointing it out, I've fixed it now. $\endgroup$ – Kendra Jul 18 '17 at 19:40
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The answer is

WOLF PACK

These describe

Wingding symbols (hence the title of 'dinging' and 'flying')

See this table for translation

  1. A symbol of belief
    Where to choirs some talk
    With a minor adjustment
    Of a circle on top

A cross - symbol of the church - with a circle is the Celtic cross = W

  1. I am my brother
    But my brother is not me
    If you fill me for vacation
    A new hint will you see

White square - a square is a rectangle but not vice versa and if you fill it then it marks a holiday check = O

  1. A friend to ensure
    All work you have done
    You’ll find me easily
    If you fill the start of one

If you fill 0 (start of 1) you get a black circle = L

  1. Go North East
    And cross my line
    Or tilt number one
    And aim toward the sky

Sagittarius symbol = F

  1. A chasm you’ll find
    Between my friends
    I mark a beginning
    But also an end

A space - end of one word, start of the next

  1. I wave at you for glory
    Or to signal defeat
    Given my color
    Your enemies might think I’m neat

Waving white flag is either a symbol of victory of surrender = P

  1. From late June to late July
    You may find me crabby
    For another perspective
    Tilt and arrange apostrophes

Cancer symbol (21st June to 22nd July) = A

  1. I share a trait with the hint above
    However, I run in the fall
    Loyal and kind are some of my traits
    While shyness and worry can be my down falls

Virgo zodiac sign characteristics = C

  1. I bring things together
    Creating most pairs
    When things go together
    I’m usually there

& - 'and' symbol = K

Giving

WOLF PACK

Certainly a 'wild gathering'

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  • $\begingroup$ 1, 4, and 7 are spot on! As is your guess on the title. :) As a small hint, 5 is quite different from the other 8. On clue 8, you're close but you've got the wrong symbol. $\endgroup$ – Kendra Jul 18 '17 at 20:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Kendra got 5 :P Are 6 and 8 incorrect? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 18 '17 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ 5 is correct! On 6, you're close but slightly off point. As for 8, I amend that you're really close, just slightly not right. $\endgroup$ – Kendra Jul 18 '17 at 20:12
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    $\begingroup$ @Kendra ah got 6... unsure on most of the rest sadly $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 18 '17 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Kendra solved! Nice puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 18 '17 at 20:16

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