Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

Cormorant

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By: Alan Horstmann
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Location: Wilderness
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Apologies for poor quality of photos

Darter

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By: Alan Horstmann
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Location: Waterside Rd, Hoekwil
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Whitehead Vulture

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Location: Nwanetsi
Observed on: 1st November 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Cattle Egret Flocks coming in to Roost

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Counting is at best a guestimate.

Blackhead Heron attacked by Grey Heron

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Grey Heron Defends it's Nest

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The Grey Heron likes to nest at the tops of trees and will defend it's nest space.

Air Freight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Some 18 active nests of Blackhead Heron and one of Grey Heron at this site. Nest building in progress, several birds possible in the confusion.

Lappet Launch

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By: Gigi
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Location: Hotsas Game Hide
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Reed Cormorant

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Hadeda Ibis

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Albatross on beach

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By: andynctandynct's reputation in Birdsandynct's reputation in Birds
Location: Bulungula Rd, KwaTshezi
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Found on the beach near Bulungula, injured.

Daily flyby - Montagu WCape

Daily flyby - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 14th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Darter on Liesbeek River

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Observatory bird hide, Liesbeek River
Observed on: 29th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Is this a Heron?

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By: Melita
Cape Nature
Location: Grootgraafwater farm, Vanrhynsdorp
Observed on: 13th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Dabchick

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in BirdsRicky Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Pan, Mudumu National Park
Observed on: 2nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Very isolated pan.

Pink-backed Pelican

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By: dirkhuitzingdirkhuitzing's reputation in Birds
Location: 41, St Thomas Rd
Observed on: 16th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Seen in Durban Botanical Gardens

Dabchick

Little Grebe
By: Jimmymac2Jimmymac2's reputation in BirdsJimmymac2's reputation in Birds
Location: 167, Boshoff St
Observed on: 22nd August 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Apologies for the poor photograph, quite a distance away!

plain grey undercarriage

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: dogbeach, Scottburgh
Observed on: 18th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 5
Comments: 2

Flamingoes

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Birdssallyslak's reputation in Birds
Location: Boteti, Central
Observed on: 18th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Haarwegskloof
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Saddlebill Stork

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Location: Malelane bridge
Observed on: 31st August 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Heron

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Nieuwoudtville Area
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Ok, so my new phone is not up to birding! Hopefully enough info is there for an ID.

Pelican

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By: dawie jacobsdawie jacobs's reputation in Birds
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

African Darter

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Kuils River
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Reed Comorant

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Stellenbosch Farms
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Juggler

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Same bird, two separate fish caught within minutes of each other.

Out of range white eye

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Lake Ngami, Botswana
Observed on: 12th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 4

depressed stork

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Isimangaliso WP, Eastern Shores
Observed on: 7th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

sentinal

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: vlei loop Isimangaliso WP
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

spoonbills & gyppos

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: pan loop Isimangaliso WP
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

sleepy spoonbills

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: pan loop Isimangaliso WP
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: With a little Kittlitz's plover disguised as a blob behind them

ibis

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R35, Middelburg
Observed on: 14th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 1

big wings

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: small pan
Observed on: 14th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

black and white

black and white
By: rianabate
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Location: R575, Middelburg
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

water colours

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: St Lucia lower lake
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

not david

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: St Lucia lower lake
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: It's amazing how closely a large boat filled with excited tourists can approach some wildlife

dock hand

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By: Bushboy
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Location: St Lucia lower lake
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Subadult

middle fuzzy boidie

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By: Bushboy
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Location: St Lucia estuary
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The middle blob between the Openbill Stork and the Blacksmith Plover

3 fuzzy boidies

stork, openbill
By: Bushboy
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Location: St Lucia estuary
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The black blob to the left of the Purple Heron. Apologies for lack of quality/short lens/shaky hands

Heron

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Location: Matjiesfontein
Observed on: 24th August 2006
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

I can see you

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 2nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Hammerkop

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Leopard Mountain, Zululand Rhino Reserve
Observed on: 13th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

African Darter fight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: The two Darters on the dam just don't like each other's presence. That bill could be lethal....

Grey Heron Juvenile

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 23rd January 2010
Added to iSpot: 8th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Juvenile, still with grey bill and legs.

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By: michaelblue
Location: Port Road, Mtwara
Observed on: 9th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 5

Noisy, unfriendly, Darter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 6th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: The darter, previously observed in moult has been issued an Airworthy Certificate, but has been joined by another Darter, also with a Airworthy Certificate. Both birds seem to want to be the only Darter on the patch, roost well apart, but when one bird goes fishing, the other follows and chases it, often making a noise much like a high pitched duck quack. The chased bird goes into "Stealth Mode", ducking very quietly under water, coming back to surface, just sticking the beak vertically up into air before submerging again.

Woolly-necked Stork

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Location: Imfolozi River, Hluluwe-iMfolozi Park
Observed on: 28th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cattle Egret

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By: maddy
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Location: inKalani Hills, Sodwana
Observed on: 25th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cattle egret enjoying some water

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: CKGR, Ghanzi
Observed on: 3rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Whitebreast Cormorant ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Bonza Bay Beach area, East London
Observed on: 20th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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