Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Bush Brat » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:26 am

Brilliant pics Amoli, Duke, Mom and BT! ^Q^
Here are some that I took that day... ;-)

The red bishops must have all been on a sugar rush that morning because they were everywhere, swooping up and down, hopping from branch to branch! It was like watching a circus! ^0^

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We found this young guy sitting next to the road. As we approached him he became wary and disappeared into a den just next to the road. We decided to wait a bit to see if his friends would come out too, but to no avail, however we did hear them crying.

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Soon after that we spotted this chap who was very itchy and decided to use the rock as his scratching post! ^0^ :-0 It was entertaining to watch and we could even hear him as he scratched!

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At Otter Brug we found this Cattle Egret and Yellow - Billed Ducks, but no otters today. :-(

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Some more birds for the day...

Plain - backed Pipit

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White - Throated Swallow

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That's all for today! 0/*

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:36 am

Great shots BB but only 6/7 for your IDs! Your Cattle Egret is a Little Egret - its yellow feet are visible through the water.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Bush Brat » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:01 pm

Thanks BT! ^0^ \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Tshukudu » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:36 am

Great pics everyone \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Duke » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:03 am

Graet shots BB \O

The bishops were out in numbers that morning :-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Duke » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:04 pm

The Long Tail Ones :-)

Red Collared Widowbird
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Long Tailed Widowbird
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Pin Tailed Whydah
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:15 pm

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This rhino gave us a good giggle as it climbed on top of the rock and gave it's belly a good scratch! =O:

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We have never seen so many eland before! This was a huge herd...well over 100 I'm sure! :shock:

In the shade...

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...and in the sun.

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A first for me - a Spotted Flycatcher! O:V

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Levaillant's Ciscticola

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And another first in Rietvlei....Reedbuck! ^Q^

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A terrible pic but proof of another first...a Greater Kestrel. O/\

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Redbacked Shrike - I've only seen the female at Rietvlei before. O:V

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And another Diderick Cuckoo to end the day! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:42 pm

What lovely sightings Flutts...

the eland.. wow. :O^ :O^

and the red backed shrike. ^Q^ ^Q^

I had a good laugh with the scratching Rhino... :-0 :-0
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Toko » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:50 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ well done, nice birdie finds!

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:37 pm

wow quite a lot of superb birds, pictures and other sightings ^Q^
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