Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:05 pm

Great sightings stf!! \O \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Duke » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:54 am

Some specials we got at Rietvlei yesterday :-)

Lanne Falcon
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Black chested snake eagle
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Male and female Little Bittern
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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:22 pm

the little bitterns O/\ O/\ \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:03 pm

Wow Duke - that's special. Thanks for posting. O/\ O/\

I have not seen any of these three in Rietvlei before....

uhm.. actually, the first and last one, I have never seen before.. :-0 :-0
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:27 pm

wow it's magnificent this Lanner ^Q^
and the Little Bittern O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Bush Brat » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:01 pm

Nice pics Duke! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:11 pm

I always have so much fun with the birdies - making up my own fairy tales... =O: =O:

... so Mr Green Featherspoon was going to do some courting - or like we call it : vlerksleep... :-0 :-0

first something to eat...

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nope... she's not hungry...

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uhm.. maybe my dancing will impress.. -O-

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no interest. ag, so be it - I will go out with boys tonight... 0'

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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:13 pm

Very nice, Amoli ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:21 pm

A lifer for me... Yellow-crowned Bishop

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and first time in Rietvlei - a Diederick Cuckoo putting up an aerial display (think the activites in the sky rubbed off on it.. :-0 )

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and then by pure luck, a Cape Longclaw came flying past....

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Did I have a sighting of the day... They were all special... but the Red backed Shrike was beautiful.. O:V

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Duke » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:26 pm

Beautiful Amoli ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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