Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by pooky » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:19 am

Great pics everyone ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

That rhino is in heaven at the scratching rock =O: =O: O/\ O/\

So many birds - Great place to visit if one is in Gauteng \O \O
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Post by Pumbaa » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Simply love the rhino at the rubbing post ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

and all the birdies - Indeed quite a variety O/\ O/\ O/\ O/\
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Post by Amoli » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:50 am

Another trip through Rietvlei, with my nephew (at nearly 30 his first time in a Nature Reserve :shock: ), and as alway there was something 'new' I saw... \O

A Rufous naped Lark under the rainbow... :-0

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First time in Rietvlei and now I see why they call it the Fan-tailed Wydah... ;-) *EDIT* It is a white winged Widowbird - thanks Toko. X#X

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A Cape Longclaw colleting nest material.. \O

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A thick knee - seen before. I loved the early morning light shining on it

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A greater striped swallow taking off after a drink in the puddle in the road

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Seeing double :-?

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And as we were leaving - A reed buck - a lifer for me... O/\ O/\

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Toko » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:47 am

Nice Reedbuck ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

I think, it's a White-winged Widowbird :-0

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Post by Bush Brat » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Great pics Amoli! ^Q^
Like the ''Seeing Double"! ^0^
We saw the reedbuck in the same place as you (I think, judging from the vegetation around him...must be where they hang out! ^0^ )

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Post by Flutterby » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:27 pm

Lovely pics Amoli! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:49 pm

superb Reedbuck and double head's Zebra ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Duke » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:28 pm

Male ostrich putting on a show for the female

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:13 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ I love watching these men-ostriches dance to their knees... =O:

a superb ritual they have. \O
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Post by nan » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:50 pm

was the female interested :-?

nice pictures ^Q^
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