Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

Black Stork baby

 Black Stork baby
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Location: Sontuli Loop, St Lucia Park
Observed on: 29th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

River spoons - Montagu WCape

River spoons - Montagu WCape
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Location: Drif on Pietersfontein road, Montagu district WCape
Observed on: 14th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Petrel

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Location: Golf course Dr, Port St Johns
Observed on: 14th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cape gannet

Cape gannet
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Location: Second Beach Rd, Port St Johns
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Ardea goliath

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Location: H1-5, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Ohdeardah

Ohdeardah
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Sweetvalley Road
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

White pelicans in thermal

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By: RickyRicky's reputation in BirdsRicky's reputation in Birds
Location: False Bay, St Lucia
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: A flock of about 400 circling in a thermal

Ciconia episcopus

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Location: S142, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 31st May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Butorides striata

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Location: Sweni-Hide Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ardea goliath

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Location: Sweni-Hide Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 4

Ardea cinerea

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Location: S12, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 30th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ardea cinerea

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Location: S100, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ardea cinerea

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Location: Sweni-Hide Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 2

Scopus umbretta

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Location: Gardenia Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Leptoptilos crumeniferus

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Location: S110, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Ciconia episcopus

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Location: Renosterpan, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

African Jackass

African Jackass
By: tony rebelo
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Location: SANCCOB Rietvlei
Observed on: 28th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: http://www.sanccob.co.za/

African Spoonbill

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 33, Almora Cir
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Woolly-necked Storrk

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By: 17calbbievans
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Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: This woolly-necked stork was in the same tree as a pair of nesting white-backed vultures.

Green-Backed Heron

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By: 17calbbievans
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Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Darter in moult

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: This bird's flight feathers are regrowing well, it seems to be feeding well, average 3 fish in 10 minutes, but always just out of reasonable range to photograph. Enjoying it's Urban Island moulting refuge? Not exactly an island, but at least safe and well stocked with fish.

KNP bird

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Location: Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Yellow Billed Stork

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By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Kruger National Park
Observed on: 24th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Woolly-Necked Stork

Woolly-Necked Stork
By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Nkuhlu, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 21st May 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Heron?

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By: Suvarna_PB
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Location: Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area
Observed on: 5th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bird spotting at Wakkerstroom

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By: Suvarna_PB
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Location: Vlei, Wakkerstroom
Observed on: 30th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Green-backed Heron 4web 1491669

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Location: B8, Caprivi Game Park
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Blackhead Heron

Blackhead Heron
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails centre
Observed on: 26th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Reed Cormorant

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Location: Bot garden dam
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

not a painting

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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Darter

African Darter
By: Mariana
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Location: Wilderness
Observed on: 17th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black-Headed Heron

Black-Headed Heron
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in BirdsMagda's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, St Lucia Park
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Darter, flightless, first observation

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 15th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 8
Description: The feather grew back and this bird flew again. Damage or disease?

Darter, currently flightless

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: I can find no reference to Darters moulting, but this bird is obviously incapable of flying. Accidental damage or disease? Have seen this before at the same locality, the bird survived and flew again. Will find and post historical observation of similar

Cormorant

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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 27th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

light v. dark

light v. dark
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
Location: Gaborone North smallholdings
Observed on: 26th April 2008
Added to iSpot: 28th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Hadedas take on a whole different perspective when viewed in bright sunshine as compared to their almost black appearance in the shade as in the 3rd photo

Spoonbills non breeding

Spoonbills non breeding
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Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 24th March 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: 3 Spoonbills were among a mixed group of water birds settling down for the night at the edge of a small farm dam situated in a grass filled valley. They would appear to be in a non-breeding condition

Marabou nightcap

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Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 24th March 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: solitary juvenile Marabou, identified as such by his white woolly cap and relatively short bill, settling down for the night in a mixed species creche dominated by Yellow-billed Storks

juv Blackheaded Herons

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Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 24th March 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: juvenile Blackheaded Herons in what appeared to be a mixed species creche dominated by Yellow-billed Storks, settling down for the night beside a farm dam in a grass-filled riverbed

neck in, head down, slumber time

neck in, head down, slumber time
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 24th March 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: group of Yellow-bills with a high proportion of the greyer coloured juvenile birds (photo 2), some of which appeared to be noticeably large (e.g. the rear bird in photo 3). This flock settling down at sunset with a Marabou Stork (juv) a couple of herons (juv) and a few Spoonbills for company, at the edge of a small farm dam in black cotton soil, surrounded by tall grasses

loner

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Location: Kopong
Observed on: 27th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: a lone Yellow-bill loosely associating with the group of Sacred Ibis posted in spot http://www.ispot.org.za/node/266433 in an area of flooded river course which is more frequently a dry dustbowl for most of the year

time to go chaps

time to go chaps
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Location: Kopong
Observed on: 27th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: congregation of Sacred Ibis along side a temporarily flooded (normally dry) river course

A big surprise! - Montagu WCape

A big surprise! - Montagu WCape
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Location: Middelvoetpad, Pietersfontein, WCape
Observed on: 21st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: After giving me a magnificent flypast (and endangering rocks with splattered car), this chap dropped into the reeds too far away for good photo ops.

Grey Heron fishing

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Swartvlei, Sedgefield
Observed on: 21st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Did not make a catch, unlike the Purple Heron.

Purple Heron Hat trick of catches (3)

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Swartvlei, Sedgefield
Observed on: 21st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: At least 3 catches made in the space of an hour by the same bird. There could have been more as it was in thick reeds and invisible for a while.

Purple Heron Hat trick of catches (2)

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Swatrvlei, Sedgefield
Observed on: 21st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Immediately after (1)

Purple Heron Hat trick of catches (1)

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Swartvlei, Sedgefield
Observed on: 21st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Same bird made 3 catches in the same general area. Posted separately.

Hamerkop

Hamerkop
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Location: N2, Kirkwood
Observed on: 23rd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Sunbathing cormorant

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By: RudiSwartRudiSwart's reputation in BirdsRudiSwart's reputation in Birds
Location: Johan De Jongry Ln, Robertson
Observed on: 17th February 2008
Added to iSpot: 19th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Hamerkop

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Location: Johan De Jongry Ln, Robertson
Observed on: 17th February 2008
Added to iSpot: 19th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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