Sunday, September 28, 2008


This morning when we came around the northern corner of Crab Island after finishing our track count we startled 2 Jabirus. They are huge storks with dark iridescent necks, and white and black feathers on their body. Jabirus stand up to 115cm. They seemed very nervous upon our presence and flew off to the mud flats. We were able to watch these amazing birds through our binoculars. It was so neat to see them fly because they fly with their neck extended (rather than tucked in like a heron would). We have seen them fly over in the distance and their large tracks on the beach but this was the first close sighting of them.

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