Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

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Confined to water for a while

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th May 2015
Added: 25th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Wing feathers growing again, obviously flightless for now, but not affecting it's fishing ability.Third year that this moulting has been seen at the same location, both birds regrew feathers and flew off.

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Straited Heron (Greenbacked Heron) 001 Groenrugreier

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Location: Krugerwildtuin suidelike deel
Observed: 20th December 1996
Added: 23rd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Date is an estimated date as it is a scanned slide

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Little Egret

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 22nd May 2015
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Success

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st May 2015
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Description:

This bird seems to cotton on to people feeding the fish is a good time to go fishing. It swims on the surface from it's perch some 100m away directly to where people are in the habit of feeding fish and ducks. On arrival, it goes into stealth mode, very quietly slipping under water and fishing. Catch rate was at least 3 similar size fish in less than 10 minutes. It then swims on surface back to it's perch.

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Blackhead Heron

Blackhead Heron
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Block A14c Tokai Park
Observed: 25th August 2010
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
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glossy ibis

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 21st May 2015
Added: 21st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Cattle egret feeding (Paterson)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Paterson station
Observed: 11th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Western Cattle egret

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By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Dunkeld, Dullstroom
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Hadeda and Heron

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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HeHa or Hahe Hunting.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

The prober of the ground,preferring short grass, the patient observer preferring longer grass, larger and surface prey.

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Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron??
By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - South
Observed: 8th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Seen by a land owner in the area and photo supplied by them.
Completely outside of its recognised area as per Roberts & SASOL etc.

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Great White Egret Obs.

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Location: Wild Fig Liesbeek
Observed: 16th May 2015
Added: 17th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Unusual because of where it was. I gather they are not usually seen in Cape Town.

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Almost 3/15 catches

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th May 2015
Added: 17th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Birds and fish being fed by visitors attracts this bird to the scene. Beaten by poor light and the speed of the action, but according to a party of bird/fish feeders, they have seen this bird catch 15 similar size fishes in one fishing trip.

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African Spoonbill 001 Lepelaar

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Location: S544 Road, Trompsburg
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 16th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Cape gannet, Witmalgas

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Location: Langezandt
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 15th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Cape gannet, Witmalgas

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Location: Langezandt
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 15th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Blackhead Heron (R102 Oude)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R102 - Oudebosch
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 15th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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African Sacred Ibis (R102 Oude)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R102 - Oudebosch
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 15th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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African Sacred Ibis (N2 Kruis)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: N2 - Kruisrivier
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Blackhead Heron

Blackhead Heron
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Grasvlei at the south end of the Heuningvlei Road
Observed: 2nd May 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Hunting Herons

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 8th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Two flew in together, one bird already on the ground, but some way off. They seemed to be hunting together, unusual as I usually see just one alone when they are hunting.

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White bird with long beak

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Location: Serengeti golf estate conservation area
Observed: 13th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

Long range shot. Not seen it in our wetlands before

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how cheap is life?

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island
Observed: 22nd October 2011
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:6
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Cape cormorant (St Francis)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: St Francis Bay (Harbour)
Observed: 9th May 2015
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Stunning blue eyes

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Cape Cormorants

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Location: Seal Island, Mossel Bay
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 11th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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dead bird

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach
Observed: 11th May 2015
Added: 11th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

one of the petrels?

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Ooievaar

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: San Lameer
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 11th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Hadeda Ibis (St Francis)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Cape St Francis
Observed: 9th May 2015
Added: 9th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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White Breasted Cormorant (St Francis)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Cape St Francis
Observed: 9th May 2015
Added: 9th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African Sacred Ibis (St Francis)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: St Francis Bay (Krom River)
Observed: 8th May 2015
Added: 9th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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