Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:17 pm

Lovely pics stf!! \O Glad you weren't stuck for too long!! O-/ O-/

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Post by Amoli » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Beautiful pics of the Honey buzzard ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Richprins » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:43 pm

I thought it was a snake eagle last time, stf!? =O:

Great stuff, and good service from staff! \O


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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:09 pm

Thanks very much nan, Flutterby, Amoli and Richprins for your comments.

I must say again that the service I received from Mario, a warden at Rietvlei, was really fantastic.

Some more birds that I saw:

Black shouldered kite.
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Cape longclaw with its breakfast.
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Rufus naped lark giving me a show of a lifetime just as the sun came out.
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Last few to follow.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:14 pm

a very happy Rufus-naped Lark O/\ ^Q^
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Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:18 pm

The final few feathered fellows.

Could this be a sand martin????
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Giant kingfisher at Otter Bridge just about to regurgitate his breakfast.
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Looking well pleased with himself.
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Finally a pair of European bee eaters.
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That's all for now folks. Thanks for watching.
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Post by Pumbaa » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:32 pm

Some brilliant pictures here and it looks as if this reserve is worth to be visited 0/*
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Post by Flutterby » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:48 pm

Lovely pics stf...but the Lark ones are fantastic!! \O \O

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Post by Bush Brat » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:06 pm

Really brilliant pics stf...especially the Giant Kingfisher! ^Q^

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Post by Amoli » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:01 pm

I took a drive through this morning to see how the rains have affected the reserve.
The animals were very absent... -O- and the areas around the rivers and dams very muddy.
Some dirt roads were closed and the ones I travelled were well maintained. \O

Otterdam is closed off completely due to overflowing water, and you had to drive via Vlei road to the coffee shop.

I saw the Buzzard twice. I only took pics the second time as I wanted to get to close the first time and scared it off. 0*\
The second pics were great far distance blurry's. :-0 :-0

Otterdam

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Saw a Pied Starling with munchies and I remembered the Liquoice all sorts in the cubby... hmm. :-)

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A drove around to the other side of Otterdam and had the view all to myself. O/\

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A nice size fishy caught - that should fill him well. Time for the lunch-bar chockie.
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