Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

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Cape Cormorant

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Off Greenpoint
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Crowned Cormorant

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Location: Off Greenpoint
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
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A Precious Sighting

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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Very lucky to see this shy family so close

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Ralreier

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylsvley vogelfontein
Observed: 17th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Unusual sighting

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By: sallyslak
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Location: River north
Observed: 9th January 2017
Added: 11th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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First time I've seen one here.

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Groot Flamink

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Hartenbos rivier
Observed: 15th December 2016
Added: 10th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Saddlebill Stork

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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Sheep - Storks - Dog

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Crater
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Not at all scientific but fun nonetheless: 5 minute video.
https://youtu.be/ox8tROt2jX8

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Blackhead Heron

Blackhead Heron
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Soetvlei Wetland
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Red cliffs colony

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Kammanasie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Whitey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Kammanasie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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A flock of egrets

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Location: Wedderwill
Observed: 7th January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
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Little Egret

Little Egret
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Pine Lodge Beach PE
Observed: 27th July 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Whitebreast Cormorant

Whitebreast Cormorant
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Pine Lodge Beach PE
Observed: 27th July 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Black-headed Heron

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Location: Trade Only Gifts
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Hammer away

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Kammanasie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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Golly Two

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Kammanasie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Good Golly One

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Kammanasie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Ardea cinerea subsp. cinerea (Grey Heron)

Ardea cinerea subsp. cinerea (Grey Heron)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Other Rd. north of Garcia Pass
Observed: 7th December 2016
Added: 5th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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Wot no baby..

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Location: Greyton surrounds; R406
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 4th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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We brought the baby, now where's our chopped chicken-necks?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 3rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Some folk have garden gnomes. Others strange garden birds.

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You're supposed to take off INTO the wind

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 3rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Glossy Ibis

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Location: Strandfontein Sewerage Works
Observed: 20th December 2016
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Sacred Ibis

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Location: Strandfontein Sewerage Works
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Storks vs snake

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Dam
Observed: 1st January 2017
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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At the moment there are around 20 White Storks on our fields each day. They feed alone or in small groups and rarely interact while foraging - every now and then there's a bit of bill-clacking but no inter-bird interference. However, when one of a pair of birds grabbed a snake its feeding companion was determined to share the treat. By the time I fetched the camera the reptile had been ripped into two but is still visibly writhing in the bill of one of the birds.

The action was 200m away so the pics aren't great.

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Cormorants

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Location: Tsaarsbank, WCNP
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Baby deliverer

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: 7 Passes Road,
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 31st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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One spoon filling

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: 7 Passes Road,
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 31st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Island birds

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: 7 Passes Road,
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 31st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Poor Purple

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: N2 Swartvlei bridge
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 31st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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