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Stork, White

Unread postby Erwin » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:10 pm

On my way to Marakele (29/01/2005) I photographed a white stork with a ring on its left leg. It is fairly broad and situated just above the knee. Does any of our expert birders know about this ringing? As storks are migratory birds, this could have been done somewhere in the world(Europe?).

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Re: Ringed white stork

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:15 pm

Erwin wrote:As storks are migratory birds, this could have been done somewhere in the world(Europe?).

Ciconia ciconia, indeed this could have been done in Europe. There are 9 of them living within 1 km from me.

They haven't migrated south though, the winter is too warm (app 6 degreegs here at the moment, in stead of ~0 C)
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Unread postby francoisd » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:24 pm

Erwin,

Most rings contains a specific number which will indicate the country in which the bird was ringed, who ringed it and numbers that would link the bird to a database. Sometimes rings are colour coded for specific things. I do not think that whitout a number it will be possible to give all the answers.

I would suggest emailing this request and photo to Callan Cohen of Bird Life South Africa and maybe he can suggest a possible plan of action: callan@birdingafrica.com

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Unread postby Erwin » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:19 am

I managed to get a closer look at the ring - though no id marks visible. Next time I'll use the 800mm

What's interesting is that the leg (femur) on the ring's side is much thicker than the other. And it also looks as if the ring fits quite tight. I'm sure this will hamper growth or interfere with tendon movement within the leg.

Thanks for the advice Francois - the e-mail to Callan is on its way.

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Unread postby simonb6 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:05 am

Juvenile White Stork

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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:24 am

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Re: Stork, White

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:29 pm

I saw one of these guys today on the way to Suikerbosrand in a peice of burnt veld.

This is very weird! They are only supposed to arrive in October :hmz:


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Re: Stork, White

Unread postby Kamadejo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:14 pm

During our trip in December, we saw hundreds of white storks near Mopani. It was just amazing to see so many safely arrived in SA. :lol:

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Re: Stork, White

Unread postby Kamadejo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:16 pm

An another one :lol:

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Re: Stork, White

Unread postby RayK » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi Erwin,
Speaking of migrating...here are a few photos taken August, 2006 in Lithuania about 40km from the Baltic Sea.

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Re: Stork, White

Unread postby Elsa » Tue May 11, 2010 12:34 pm

These White Storks numbering in the hundreds around above Punda Maria in late Feb.

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Bye Bye White Storks - March 2011

Unread postby Cherries » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:32 pm

I watched three separate flocks of white storks soaring high and circling on the thermals heading north.

There must have been 40-50 birds per flock!

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Re: Bye Bye White Storks - March 2011

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:00 pm

I'll buy some extra fishguts to welcome them! :dance:
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Re: Bye Bye White Storks - March 2011

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:31 pm

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Re: Bye Bye White Storks - March 2011

Unread postby Cherries » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:40 pm

Let us know when they arrive safely!! It was an amazing sight and I hope some other forumites saw it!

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