Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by nan » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:29 pm

superb... right place, right time and beautiful pictures ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Amoli » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:15 am

Excellent sighting Okie - and thanks for sharing... O/\ O/\

(the kindda sighting I love :-0 )
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:45 am

Wow okie what a magic sequence and such good narration. Thanks for sharing. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Flutterby » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:11 am

Awesome pics okie! \O Junior's a bit impatient!! =O: =O:

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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:50 am

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Janine Westerweel captured spectacular footage of a saddle-billed stork attacking a snake in Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

She told Latestsightings.com that "This is a first for us and a really exciting event." She says they eventually lost sight of the bird and don't know how the struggle ended. "I'm sure not very well for the snake though," she says, adding that they think the snake may have been a small python.

"My advice with game and bird-watching is always to be still, quiet and patient. You never know what will play out; or what will walk out of nowhere when you least expect it!" she adds.
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Mel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:00 am

Here in Lower Saxony, it is so dry that the white storks got rid of some of their youngsters from the nest
because they couldn't keep up with the feeding anymore. :-(
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Flutterby » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 am

How sad. :-(

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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:16 pm

That's terrible :shock:

Dry in the north and wet in the south 0-
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Re: Stork - Bird of the Month: March 2013

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 am

WATCH: Black Storks Literally Get In One Another's Throats


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Black storks may seem a fairly intimidating species to other birds with those large beaks, and quite rightly so. It seems these two storks had gotten themselves into a squabble and made full use of their weapons to literally jump down one another’s throat.

Captured by Claudia Apfethaler, this duel on film, shared with latestsightings.com, was caught near the end of an uneventful, hot day as they headed toward the Paul Kruger Gate. Stopping over a small river on the S114, at the Biyamiti loop, the shenanigans in this video were seen unfolding.

With both birds literally using their beaks to pin each other down through the throat, it is amazing that both birds survived and went on about their separate ways.
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