Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Post by Flutterby » Tue May 28, 2013 1:44 pm

Thanks Sharifa! \O

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Post by Penga Ndlovu » Tue May 28, 2013 1:47 pm

Yep.
Long tailed Widowbird.
Not in breeding plumage anymore. \O
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Post by Flutterby » Tue May 28, 2013 1:50 pm

\O

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Post by steamtrainfan » Tue May 28, 2013 2:54 pm

Great shots here F.B. - Fantastic shot of the BCSE and crow - a lot clearer than mine.

A most unusual pic of a FWGC - =O: =O: =O: =O:
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Post by Flutterby » Tue May 28, 2013 4:49 pm

Tx STF! \O

What's a FWGC? :-?

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Post by Dewi » Tue May 28, 2013 5:59 pm

Four Wheeled Gate Crasher? =O: =O: =O:

Great pics Flutt's. \O ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Amoli » Tue May 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Great pics Flutts - super bird pics.. \O \O

Love the BCSE and crow.. very good ;-)
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Post by Pumbaa » Tue May 28, 2013 9:53 pm

More thank lovely Flutterby ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

So many birdies and even rhinos - love the mom and calf pictures - and lot of antelopes O/\ O/\ O/\
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Post by Flutterby » Wed May 29, 2013 11:43 am

Tx Dewi, Amoli and Pumbaa! \O \O

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Post by Amoli » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:44 am

Within the first half hour of my 19th visit to Reitvlei, I saw ….. Buffaloes.

Their horns are very different, and I must say, I missed the oxpeckers hitching a ride.

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I don’t think I have seen starlings before, and I will also show some ‘in flight’ pics taken on this trip.

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This is also a lifer for me… still have to find it a name.

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I went mainly to see what the hide had to offer…. Well, besides three BIG men and their BIG toys which left me a little corner to sit in…. this was my view. -O -O -O

The darter is beautiful when it suns itself.

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Rietvlei has a good stock of African Stonechats – male, female, juvile, in flight, resting….

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Saw eland on three occasions yesterday. These group was waiting for one that lacking behind…

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There are some precautions in place which I will not discuss here… but this is my first baby in Rietvlei - the mother was ever so protective. Just a look made the other grown one give way. You will notice I don’t even mention the name so that it cannot easily be picked by Google. O**

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Hello… did I hear something, :shock:

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Where did it come from ? :-?

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Agh.. I’ll just hide in case it was something. :O^
I was stationary when this little guy popped out. He didn’t see me, only heard the clicks of the camera.

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Some oldies,

Egyptian geese with winter coat O:V

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A tired Wattled lapwing 0'

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I normally loose the eye with the Blacksmith Plover – :o0ps:

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Here it is calling it’s mate – notice the tongue at work.. ;-)

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A wagtail – having breakfast on the run..

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What a level of noise the Pied Crows can make

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And a favourite - in early light…

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One breeding session was a great success – there were lots and lots of these – I think - little weavers.

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My stump has taken a beating… oi – life is hard. Sure it serves as a breeding/feeding place for many an insect.

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Another wonderful daytrip has ended, and I got momentum for another week of Jhb traffic. O/\ O/\
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