Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Bush Brat » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:53 pm

Wow stf, great stuff! \O
Looks like it was a really great day!! :-) Plus you had such a variety of birds and a kill even ^0^ - very lucky indeed!!! ^Q^

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Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:44 pm

Toko wrote:Great captures of the BSK, steamtrainfan ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The butterfly is Danaus chrysippus, African Monarch \O
Thanks very much Toko and also for the butterfly ID.
nan wrote:beautiful capture of the BSK and what about the Lezard, Toko
Thanks nan. I think it was a snake but it could have been a lizard.

Amoli wrote:The cuckoos are beautiful STF... I will stay clear of the BSK and the snake..
Thanks Amoli. Not to worry that BSK and snake were very far away.

Lisbeth wrote:You saw quite a lot of black-shouldered kites - my favorite small raptor
We also the BSK with those orange eyes that stare at one.

Bush Brat wrote:Wow stf, great stuff! \O
Looks like it was a really great day!! :-) Plus you had such a variety of birds and a kill even ^0^ - very lucky indeed!!! ^Q^
Hey B.B. . It is so great to hear from you again. Hope you had a great holiday.

Thanks for the lovely comments. You are right we did see a wide variety of birds.
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Post by Flutterby » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Lovely sightings and pics!! \O \O \O

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Post by Amoli » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:32 pm

Some good sightings I saw today ..... \O

While giving my attention to a Long-tailed Widowbird, I picked up a movement in my rear view mirror.
Four young Black backed Jackal and they had no fear of the car. O:V

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A Crab trying to cross the road, and would suddenly move back the wall - only for me to realise he heard a car coming long before me.

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Unknown helmeted-white.eye-fluffball :-0 :-0

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Post by nan » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:40 pm

nice to see a crab O/\ ^Q^
"heard" the vibrations ;-)
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Post by Amoli » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:09 pm

nan wrote: "heard" the vibrations ;-)
amazing Nan - and twice it moved over the edge through an opening, and hang there until the vehicle had passed.
I have not seen the dam this full before and just maybe the crab is waiting for the rushing waters to die down. -O-
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Post by Bush Brat » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Nice Jackal sighting Amoli! ^Q^ \O

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Post by Mel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:37 pm

Those crabs - where do the come from... I always only associate them with the coast, but not inland.
First flying cheetah in KNP, now you in Rietvlei reporting having seem them. :shock: Pretty special sighting, methinks. \O
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Post by Amoli » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:52 am

Mel wrote:Those crabs - where do the come from... I always only associate them with the coast, but not inland.
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Crabs are quite common inland near to water.. in South Africa.

I remember during my high school years I set one in resin ( 0*\ ) and it was the size of a side-plate. (It was a dead one though)

Sure Toko would give a much better explanation of our freshwater crabs. \O
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:41 am

Lovely jackal sighting!! \O I like the fluffball! =O:

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