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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:06 pm 
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Nice sighting RP :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Hi guys,

Thanks a lot! While working through our holiday photos (only about 2000 of them :lol: ), I ran into some other bird sightings which I don't know. You have probably already guessed that I'm not a bird specialist :)

Anyways, thanks for helping me out.

All birds are spotted between Olifants and Skukuza in Kruger.

2.I think this one is a grey heron?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Bas

:D 2000 pics, thats a decent session!
I'm glad I can help you out, we are all in the learning curve. Do you have a field guide?
ok so here's what I think of your latest bunch
#2. Grey Heron (you are right-nice one)
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with you on all of them Jurgen :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks guys,

No, don't have a field guide. One of those things you don't realize you're going to need while on holiday in SA. Looking back it would have been good to get one. Now I'm back in the Netherlands and fixing my photobook. Next safari will definitely include a field guide :lol:

As soon as I approach the Golden Gate/Addo part of my trip (working the pics) I'll probably have some more questions!

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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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Enjoy your meal! Successful grey heron in KNP!
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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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Good timing, well captured! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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Took these photos a few days ago in a north west park as we took shelter in a hide with the wind howling :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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Very Impressive stuff!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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Hmmm Pentax wins again :slap:
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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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What camera are you using Mike? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Heron, Grey
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I saw this Grey Heron at a birding spot near Cape Town on 27 January 2010.
It is a ringed bird with a RED ring on the right leg and a GREY (or metal) ring on the left leg.

I subsequently received information about this bird from Doug Harebottle which state that this particular bird was ringed as a chick at Rondevlei in 2003 which makes it 6+ years old.

I did a search and it seems the longevity of the Grey Heron may exceeds up to 25 years of age although the BTO infosheet on Grey Heron states that the typical lifespan of these birds are 5 years.

Euring (The European Union for Bird Ringing) has a record of a Grey Heron (Ring no: 73617) that was 35yrs 1mths old when it was shot. BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) has a record of a Grey Heron (Ring no: 1090038) that was ringed as a nestlling that was 23yrs 9mths 2days old when it was found dead.

I also forwarded the sighting info to the people at SAFRING


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