Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

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Hamerkop ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Skukuza Sabie River bridge
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Grey Heron ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Weir towards Balule
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Yellowbilled Stork ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Letaba River Crossing
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Sacred Supper?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 26th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Sacred Ibis chick feeding.

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Cattle egret (George heron rookery)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: George heron rookery
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Description:

First time to the heronry to help with the count.
I was astounded at the numbers that fly into there.
The first photo has approximately 300 cattle egrets alone. And that is just one tree

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Grey Heron

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Hadeda

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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
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Reed Cormorant

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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failed intervention

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Beachfront, Scottburgh
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

For a week we tried to catch this sad fellow, hopelessly entangled in some thoughtless bastard's discarded fishing-line.

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Grey bird in flight

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Location: Serengeti golf estate conservation area
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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heron

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Location: Sedgefield The Island
Observed: 17th April 2004
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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feeding time

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By: mary huntermary hunter’s reputation in Birds
Location: the island sedgefield
Observed: 13th January 2014
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Western Cattle Egret

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Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve ,Gauteng
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Cattle Egret

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Location: Windhoek
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Night Heron

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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 6th December 2011
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Bird

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Location: Swartberg, Zuurhoek
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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White Stork

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Location: Drak Gardens Road
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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logging in for religious instruction?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

A by-now placid Woolly-necked Stork and indifferent Blacksmith Plover moseying about the Ibis' tree-trunk

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pugnacious pair

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
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Description:

Sadly, just missed a nice photo-op of this pair - wings akimbo - running at a Yellow-billed Kite and chasing it off their sandy riverine turf.

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Cormorants

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Location: Nhlabane Estuary
Observed: 16th August 2013
Added: 16th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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keen caddies?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 13th January 2015
Added: 13th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:5
Description:

Looks like someone's been feeding these delightful, big, comical birds. Observed while walking dogs on boundary of fairway and cottages with access. Ridiculously tame.

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Hamerkop nest

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Location: Farm Urikos, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 12th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Little Egret

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Location: Windhoek
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 11th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bubulcus ibis (Cattle Egret)

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By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Creek 9 Club, Randburg
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 10th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash

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By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Creek 9 Club, Randburg
Observed: 25th December 2014
Added: 10th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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Bird with long neck

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Location: Serengeti golf estate wetland
Observed: 10th January 2015
Added: 10th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Egret

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Location: R67, Grahamstown
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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White Storks Johannesburg

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Location: Municipal Landfill Site
Observed: 7th January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Description:

This is the reason for my visit to the municipal dump. I always see many White Storks riding the thermals in the area, but the density of these animals in the area is extraordinary. There must be over a thousand of them. It really is a sight.

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Sacred Ibis

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Location: Municipal Landfill Site
Observed: 7th January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
Description:

The Sacred Ibis was the second most abundant bird sifting through the garbage.

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A day at the dump - Egret

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Observed: 7th January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Went to the dump today to photograph birds. There are many of these egrets picking through the trash.

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