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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:34 pm

Lovely photos :clap: xenokal :wink:
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby xenokal » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:44 am

Thanks Dotty...

You will not believe that 2km after the t-junction to the s36 on our way to Orpen we came across around 22 Wild Dogs being given the run around by some angry Zebra. We were very lucky that day!
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Dotty » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:10 pm

:clap: :clap: did you get some good pics of them ???
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby xenokal » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:04 pm

Yeah we did, I am unfortunately at work so I will post them up when I get home...
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Dotty » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:06 pm

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby louis dreyer » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:53 pm

This one we found on the phalaborwa road to mopani during December 2009
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby xenokal » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:32 pm

Dotty I put the wild dog post and photo's in the Mammals topic here - http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1530&start=690
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Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread postby Senyetse » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 pm

On the West Rand Honorary Rangers' KNP Birding weekend at Berg-en-Dal three seperate trucks saw on separate occasions a saddlebilled stork with yellow eyes and yellow wattles at the base of the bill - according to the books the female has yellow eyes and no wattles whereas the male has brown eyes with wattles. We had to record whether male/female for the EWT survey. Anyone ever seen this before?
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Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:50 pm

Hi Senyetse. This bird has been reported before and was dubbed Mrs. Balls. :shock: There's an interesting theory involving storks, Caster Semenya and DDT. Read here.

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Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread postby AjayB » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:57 pm

:big_eyes: Pretty crazy stuff....

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Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread postby Senyetse » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:53 am

JoelR wrote:Hi Senyetse. This bird has been reported before and was dubbed Mrs. Balls. :shock: There's an interesting theory involving storks, Caster Semenya and DDT. Read here.


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:15 am

If I could, I'd also like some help for this stork which is confusing me. I assume its a juvenile, but I am not sure which one. It was seen 2 September at Mazithi water hole in KNP.


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1/9 - Skukuza
2/9 - 3/9 - Letaba
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:09 am

Hi Darth,

Think the Stork is Saddle-billed - slight upcurve on the bill.

Nice photos on your site there.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:43 pm

Hi Barcud,

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought of Saddle billed stork too, my book doesn't show the juvenile having white on the back and head so I was confused.

And thanks for the compliment too! :thumbs_up:

I started reading your trip report about Lake Panic. The memories are flooding back :dance:
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1/9 - Skukuza
2/9 - 3/9 - Letaba
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:20 pm

Chirinda let me know the identity of this young creature. I was absolutely thrilled. I am sharing this with you all and dare anyone to tell me what it might be.

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