Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:21 pm

I also saw a Fork tailed Drongo for the first time in Rietvlei -

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he was watching on as weavers were feasting on some potatoe salad - 0*\

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I do not know what specie the larger weaver is - also a lifer for me.

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and then something spooked them..

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The Pied Crow was playing hide and seek -O

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I went all mushy with this sighting - two love birds holding hands.. sweet O:V

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This one of the eland was only because the light was so good on them \O

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Post by nan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:13 pm

nice serie of birds ^Q^
cute "couple" of Mousebird and Elands too O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Toko » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:19 pm

Well done with the otter, Amoli -O and you managed some action shots of the little birds, love them.

I have done the waiting thing, too, in August, but had no luck otter-wise, but it worked better at the Coot Corner's hide, where I found a Purple Swamphen for the first time :shock:

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Post by Flutterby » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:08 am

Great that you saw the otter!! O/\ O/\ And nice birdies. \O

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Post by bigbird » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:17 am

Your 'large weaver' looks like a Crested Barbet.
We were also there yesterday, saw buffs at Otter bridge but no otter. Did see Northern Black Korhaan and Pin tailead Whydah starting to get its tail and plumage.

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:23 am

Hi Bigbird 0/* 0/*


You must have missed Penga - they were in Rietvlei yesterday.
I was there last Sunday - and I did go in search of the Korhaan but couldn't find it. At one stage I thought I heard his call, but nothing. I also went looking for bee-eaters that might've returned - but also nothing yet. \O

What I would love to see is a Secretary bird... again. A relaxed one. -O
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Post by Mel » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:33 pm

For not having the migrants back yet, I think you had a good score in Rietvlei, Amoli \O
Otter, hmz... You should have kept that photo for the quiz thread. -O

Thanks for sharing again, Amoli O0
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:29 pm

Lovely pics Amoli. Pity about the otter but at least you saw them which is great.

I think it is time that Joan and I take a trip there.
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Post by steamtrainfan » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Joan and I are planning to go to Rietvlei very early on Wednesday morning.

Anyone care to join us?
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:29 pm

One day I will manage a Wednesday trip STF... one day.. ;-)

I'm going out tomorrow morning - hoping for Secretary bird and maybe some migrants. \O
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