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Stork, Saddle-billed

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Re: Saddle-billed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:09 am

Mgoddard wrote:I saw it taking off and yes, the gods smiled on me as it came straight for me.... :D


The "it" you can replace with "her" now. As one can see the evidence of a yellow eye(typical of female) and the lack of a yellow wattle(typical of male). :wink:

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:11 am

Jose wrote:Define "immature picture", please? :? IMPO, pictures taken in a SANPark, any park, (I might as well say any part of the SA bush) can be any of the following: superb; sorta ok; or "lousy but still special". Immature is a new concept for me... :P


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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by granjan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:23 pm

During a recent trip in October we were lucky enough to spot at least 6 pairs and several individuals of these lovely birds including this one who appears to be "sitting down" as described early in this thread.

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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:20 pm

Nice photo :clap:
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KNP - Nov 2008
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:59 pm

Stunning birds!! still cant beleave that they are related to the marabou stork!!! :lol:
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Moegaai » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:50 pm

Remarkably a juv SBS was recently seen in the KTFP!!! See here

It's TOTALLY out of range for it, and I couldn't even find any prior records of incidentals there.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by wildheart » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:24 pm

Wow Dalene that is a stunning picture!

This was the closest that I've ever been to these beautiful birds.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by basde_vos » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:47 pm

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.

6.Pretty sure this is a Saddle Billed Stork?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Jurgen » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:25 pm

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

#6. Great ID yes a Saddle Billed Stork (Wow and those two big crocs look impressive,great spot!!)

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Unread post by wingman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:41 am

Agree with you on all of them Jurgen :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by basde_vos » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:06 am

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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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:11 am

Please note the survey, you can help!
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:29 am

Thanks Duco. Will send the pics of this bird in.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:20 pm

Nice photo's Dalene. :thumbs_up:
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