Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:17 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ Super sightings with good light. Love the bokkie, duiker. \O

Wonder what the carcas was? It does look as large as one of the bigger buck. -O-
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Post by Dewi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Great couple of reports with some nice photos Amoli & STF. \O

Your LBJ looks like a Lesser Swamp Warbler STF. \O
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Post by pooky » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:01 am

Super pics everyone ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:11 am

Flutterby and Amoli - Thank you for your lovely comments.
Dewi wrote:Your LBJ looks like a Lesser Swamp Warbler STF.
Thanks very much for the LBJ ID Dewi. I salute you on being able to ID all the LBJ's and appreciate your letting me know. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:14 am

Amoli wrote:^Q^ ^Q^ Super sightings with good light. Love the bokkie, duiker. \O

Wonder what the carcas was? It does look as large as one of the bigger buck. -O-
Thanks very much Amoli. We seem to think that it is an eland carcass.

One of the ladies on Friends of The Rietvlei on Facebook is going to check it out tomorrow morning.
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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:08 pm

The last couple of photos for 16 October 2013.

Our best sighting of eland to date.
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Long-tailed paradise-whydah.
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Northern black korhaan.
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A female ignoramus.
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Heading back to where the male ignoramus was waiting.
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When Joan saw these two at the restaurant she mentioned to them that she had been a bit far into the bush and that there were rhino nearby. He replied that she was a guide :-? :-? to which Joan replied that that does not make any difference as one cannot get out of your car.

Just to the left of the female in the top photo were the two rhino in the following photos.
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A very handsome ostrich in full breeding colours.
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A little egret fluffing his feathers.
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Anyone want to surf. Cattle egret.
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Two rhino having a bit of a tussle over feed.
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Pin-tailed whydah at Fern Hide.
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That's all folks.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:41 pm

I like the fluffy Little Egret O/\ \O
Rhinos, Elands of course with Cattle Egrets O/\
the noisy Korhaan -O
and people... in search of... snake maybe 0-
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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:47 pm

nan wrote:and people... in search of... snake maybe
=O: =O: =O: Wish they had got bitten by one. :twisted:
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:24 am

Great pics stf!! ^Q^ ^Q^

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Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Flutterby wrote:Great pics stf!! ^Q^ ^Q^
Thanks very much Flutterby.
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