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Unread post by anne catherine » Sun May 04, 2008 9:06 pm

Sorry , some problems posting multiple pics , hope everything OK this time .

Here , this funny guy :
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And this one , seen on the H1-3 :
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Unread post by Elsa » Wed May 07, 2008 9:37 am

This is one of Jock's pics taken on our recent trip to Kruger.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:26 am

That is indeed an awesome sighting!

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Unread post by Johann » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:14 am

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Unread post by wingman » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:58 pm

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Hi i saw this tagged bird at Berg n Dal on 09th October 2008 I dont know who or if it needs to be reported Tag number S57
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Unread post by wingman » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:58 pm

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Hi i saw this tagged bird at Berg n Dal on 09th October 2008 I dont know who or if it needs to be reported Tag number S57
Skukuza 23-04, Satara 24-04, Ngwenya 25- 29/04

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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:05 pm

Very Interesting PaulE, I have no Idea who has been ringing the Marabou's??! Would be interesting to find the age, ringing locality etc of your bird :D
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Unread post by wingman » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:08 pm

I too would be interested to get a bit of feed back , the tag did not seem to worry it at all and it was in good health feeding with 3 other birds in the shallows in the early morning.
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Unread post by wingman » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:08 pm

I too would be interested to get a bit of feed back , the tag did not seem to worry it at all and it was in good health feeding with 3 other birds in the shallows in the early morning.
Skukuza 23-04, Satara 24-04, Ngwenya 25- 29/04

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Unread post by Mgoddard » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:09 am

PaulE wrote:Hi i saw this tagged bird at Berg n Dal on 09th October 2008 I dont know who or if it needs to be reported Tag number S57


I remember when we were in Kruger in April, I read a leaflet at LS rest camp about the tagging of the vultures and I think the Marabou storks as well, they asked for visitors to take down the tag number and report it to a telephone number. Unfortunately I cant remember it, but I am sure someone or one of the mods can help.

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Unread post by JoelR » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:47 am

Here's what you can do... wrote:Members of the public can become involved in monitoring the movements of vultures (AND MARABOUS, red. JoelR) during their travels in the region by reporting all sightings of tagged vultures throughout the year. Should any vultures be seen, the observer should record the date, time, locality, GPS coordinates (if possible), species, habitat and condition of the bird.

Most importantly, the colour of the tag and its specific alpha-numeric code must be recorded as this will provide us with an exact idea of the area where the bird was tagged. Ideally, observers should also at-
tempt to photograph the tagged bird and submit a low-resolution image (les than 100Kb) with their report.

Information can be sent to the South African Bird Ringing Unit (Safring) in Cape Town at telephone number +27 (0)21 650-2421/2 or safring@adu.uct.ac.za or contact the Birds of Prey Working Group directly at +27 (0)11 646-4629 or andreb@ewt.org.za, or contact Brian Jones at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre at 015 795 5236.


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Unread post by Jurgen » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:50 am

I agree with all of them dave :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:24 am

Hi basde vos,
Just some useless info - #2 photo of the Marabou Stork is probably still from your Kruger shots. It's a bushveld species and the surrounding habitat on the photo looks like lowveld acacia not addo fynbos.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by basde_vos » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:44 pm

Indeed Lizet. You're right. It's actually from the Hlane NP in Swaziland.

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