Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:10 pm

Sorry, not sure what this is. I know someone will come up with an ID.
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Another Rietvlei first. Diderick cuckoo on Vlei Route.
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A hairy cattepillar in its beak.
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Then he flew away from us.
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More to follow including a kill.
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Post by Mel » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:28 pm

I'll say red-back shrike (female or juv - not entirely sure). :-)
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Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:38 pm

Red-backed shrike, female \O

Lovely pics of the cuckoo. I like the flying away one O\/
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Post by nan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:27 pm

nice to see the colour of the Cuckoo in flight \O
for the oak... again an invader one 0'
like too the Malachite and the Cuckoo O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:23 pm

Thanks for red backed shrike ID Mel and Lisbeth. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

nan, your comments are appreciated. ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:29 pm

A pretty butterfly?????????
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Black shouldered kite with a kill. Sorry about the poor quality but these pics were taken on full 500mm and then heavily cropped.
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Final four to follow.
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Post by Toko » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Great captures of the BSK, steamtrainfan ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The butterfly is Danaus chrysippus, African Monarch \O

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Post by nan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:38 pm

beautiful capture of the BSK ^Q^

and what about the Lezard, Toko ;-) =O:
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Post by Amoli » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:38 pm

The cuckoos are beautiful STF... ^Q^ ^Q^

I will stay clear of the BSK and the snake.. :-0 :-0
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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:50 pm

You saw quite a lot of black-shouldered kites - my favorite small raptor O/\ O/\
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