Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:53 pm

What an amazing four hours you had Flutterby and all those lifers - truly amazing.

Your pics are the greatest - especially the Aumur Falcon in flight. well done.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:27 pm

Rietvlei is showing that summer is taking a bow... :-(

Sitting at Otterbridge I found myself counting the yellow leaves that have started falling,

and Red Bishops aren't that red anymore.. :shock:

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This Rhino looked on edge and I found myself being weary...

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and a Toko made his presence known... ^Q^

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and this was such a pretty picture for me... ;-)

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Post by Amoli » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:35 pm

This is the first chameleon I have seen in Rietvlei

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as for Yellow fronted Canary (is this id correct?)

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And a glossy Ibis (non breeding?)

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Think I stumbled over a nest of Ant eating Chats - great to see them in numbers again.

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A lifer for me is the African snipe - I found myself saying : my, what a long beak you have.

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:38 pm

Beautiful, Amoli ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by nan » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:37 pm

wow again O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Pumbaa » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:48 am

Fantastic sightings and pictures here ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

WoW Some birdies would have been lifers for me as well 0()
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Post by Flutterby » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:19 pm

Great sightings Amoli!! \O \O Love the chameleon! ;-)

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Post by Mel » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:37 pm

Snipe as a lifer - O:V O:V O:V
Funny colour on the chameleon, but adds to its charm nevertheless. ^Q^
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:16 am

After my stop at the coffee shop I headed to Fern Fountain hide hoping to see the European Honey Buzzard but no luck. I did see this colourful fellow but he was too quick for me.

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A BSK.

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Then something I've never seen in Rietvlei before...a snake. O:V Not sure what model it is. ;-)

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These waterbuck were very skittish, but very pretty! ;-)

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Daddy was keeping his eye on me...

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...and so were the moms!

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This Cape Longclaw had a lot to say for itself!

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Back at Otter Bridge another first in Rietvlei...a crab. \O

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I started heading out the park, and saw the falcons flying around again and a Black-chested Snake-eagle but still couldn't get a decent pic. :-( As I approached the tree where Amoli said she had seen her falcon I could see a bird perching there, and what do you know...my chance to get a close up of an Amur Falcon!! O/\ O/\ Thanks Amoli! O0

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:50 pm

I don't think that the Amur falcon is sitting there the whole day, so you were very lucky O\/ O\/

You really saw lots :shock: O:V \O
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