Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Post by Flutterby » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:50 pm

Lovely pics stf!! \O I love the moorhen chick! :-)

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Post by Mel » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:26 pm

Lots of TLC between moorhen mum and chick. \O

@ Lis: I think, this kind of warbler should have a tail. :-?
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Post by Lisbeth » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm

Yes, you are right :o0ps: I was thinking of a long-billed crombec 0*\
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Post by Flutterby » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:15 pm

Are you sure it's not a crombec? -O-

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Post by Lisbeth » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:06 pm

The crombec has a more grey back grey than rufous -O-
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Post by Bush Brat » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:16 pm

Great stuff stf! \O

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Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:45 pm

Thanks very much everybody for your lovely comments and discussions on my warbler/crombec photo.

I also at first thought it was the long-billed crombec bit reading in Roberts its habitat is "dry woodland etc etc" No mention of water areas.

Maybe it is a very thirsty long-billed crombec???????
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Crombec haven't dark legs :-?
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Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:02 pm

After the black-backed jackal I saw a herd of eland crossing the road so took a few photos.

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Then this one came running and took a leap in the air to cross the road. Missed in mid air by miliseconds.
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Another herd of eland mixing with blesbokke.
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Got this guy doing his early morning exercises.
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After this I turned onto a dirt road and after about 200 metres, and trying to negotiate a mud hole full of water, my card just slid sideways and "kerplunk" the car was up to its axles in thick mud and water. I tried forward and backwards but she was not going anywhere. Got on the phone to Tshwane Council and got a cel numbers for two of the wardens. I got through to Mario who arrived with his bakkie in 10 minutes. He needed to go and fetch a tow rope and after 35 minutes , after phoning the council, I was out. Now I will stick to tar roads.

Headed to the restaurant for breakfast.

After a most enjoyable meal I saw the European honey buzzard again in almost the spot I saw him last time.
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More to follow.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:11 pm

flying Eland... and a big herd ^Q^
love too the Buzzardand the African Wattled Lapwing ^Q^
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