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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby Barcud » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:44 pm

Calling pair of Blue Crane.
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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:35 am

:thumbs_up: Heard these guys just outside Grahamstown yesterday!
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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby BushFairy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:58 pm

These were taken at AENP this weekend :D

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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby okie » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:32 am

Our National bird . So beautiful and graceful , but surprisingly and sadly :( not very many posts/pics of them .

For those of you who wonder where they can be seen , well , this time of year they are often to be seen in open fields around Worcester area .


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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby DuQues » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:34 am

Overflying the Basotho Cultural Village in Golden gate highlands national park:

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Due to conservation efforts their numbers are increasing a lot, and they are fairly regular visitors there now.
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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:28 am

During last weekend's CAR count we counted 305 blue cranes on route MT05 (Platrand near Standerton) on a recently harvested corn field, the largest flock of blue cranes I have ever seen.

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In winter the cranes "migrate" from the Western Cape to the Mpumalanga highveld and gather together in large numbers in relatively small areas. When you are lucky enough to encounter such a congregation, it is a sight to cherish!

This winter gathering starts to dissipate towards the end of August and in the summer months sightings of blue cranes on the highveld are rare.
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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:05 pm

Saw these in Mountain Zebra National Park

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Re: Crane, Blue

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:45 am

Wow :shock: - would give my front teeth to see 305 Blue Cranes together - what a wonderful privilege!

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