Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

Common Name: Ooievaars, Reiers, Ibisse, Ens. or Storks, Herons, Ibises Etc.

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Mission Impossible

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Every tried to count mixed flocks of over 100 per flock, at times multiple flocks from different directions? Don't, relax and enjoy the spectacle of well over 3 000 birds coming home to roost.
Species: Cattle Egret, Sacred Ibis, Reed Cormorant, Blackhead Heron in that order of actual numbers.

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First Darter sighting

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

First sighting of this bird at this locality, no nesting behavior, just communal roosting.

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Spoon Nesting

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

High in a dead pine tree. Original nest probably Blackhead Heron/Sacred Ibis/Cattle Egret. "Hot nest "system seems to work here!
First definite breeding behavior by this species seen at this locality.

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Bloureier

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Location: Hexrivier, Citrusdal (Vlei)
Observed: 30th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Pillars of the Lake

Grey Heron
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Location: RCB 2
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Great White Pelicans

Great White Pelicans
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Location: RCB 2
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Glossy Ibis

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Location: RCB 2
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Description:

Another bird not seen often in Zululand.

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Bird ID needed

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By: Kelly-Jane Peo
Location: Bird needs ID
Observed: 25th February 2015
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Saw this bird in flight at our reserve dam, need an ID please

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grebe

little grebe
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei bird hide
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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cormorant

white breasted cormorant
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: cola beach, sedgefield
Observed: 24th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Darter

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Location: Marievale, Nigel
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Black-headed Heron

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Location: Marievale, Nigel
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Squacco

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Location: Marievale, Nigel
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Purple Heron

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Location: Marievale, Nigel
Observed: 23rd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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looking at you

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 25th August 2014
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Reed cormorant

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei birdhide
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Final curtain

egret
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei birdhide
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Darter

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Rondevlei
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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glossy ibis

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei birdhide
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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egrets

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park,
Observed: 25th November 2012
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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flamingos

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: cols beach
Observed: 7th July 2013
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Great Crested Grebe

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 21st March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Woolly-necked storks

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Location: Ndoni Loop, Western Shores
Observed: 24th December 2014
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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2 Hamerkops preening by the Lake

2 Hamerkops preening by the Lake
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Location: Catalina Bay View Point
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African Darter

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 16th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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no ducking, absolutely no diving

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Glossy Ibis

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Purple Heron

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Cormorant

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Spoonbill verses heron

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 1st August 2011
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:10
Comments:1
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