Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Post by pooky » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:17 am

Lapwing and reflection is awesome ^Q^ ^Q^

Very cute baby rhino - I hope someone is taking good care of them \O \O
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:29 am

Great buff sighting...I've still never seen one there. O** Lovely pics stf. \O

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Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:25 pm

nan wrote:impressive Buffalo and so cute.... cute tiny Rhino
Thanks nan - very unusual too see rhino and buffalo together.

Pumbaa wrote:That baby rhino is a cute pie
Hey Pumbaa - we was really sweet. Cannot believe that he will grow into such a huge animal.

Amoli wrote:The reflection of the Lapwing is stunning.. Love the baby rhino and buffalo pics also.I see they remove any rhino pics from the Rietviei Fb site. Maybe it would prove to be a good thing.
Thanks very much Amoli. I must say that I have my opinion of not posting rhino pics. Do not agree with it. 0: 0: 0:

Toko wrote:Like the Lapwing, too - puffed up in the cold
Thanks Toko - it was very cold this morning.

Lisbeth wrote:Such a cute rhino baby
Thank you Lisbeth - we love him to bits.

Mel wrote:That little one is adorable! And I particularly like the last shot.
Thanks very much Mel - In the last pic was just after he had had a drink - maybe drank too much. :-0 :-0
pooky wrote:Lapwing and reflection is awesome Very cute baby rhino - I hope someone is taking good care of them
Yes pooky - the rangers keep a good eye on him. There are three baby rhino at the moment.

Flutterby wrote:Great buff sighting...I've still never seen one there. Lovely pics stf.
Thanks Flutterby. Hope you get to see on 22 June.
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Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:39 pm

More pics from our morning visit.

Stonechat.

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The first we saw of this was a fiscal shrike carrying it and trying to fly off with it but as we approached the fiscal dropped it and flew off. The snake stayed like this all the time. We assumed it was dead. The snake has been identified as a slug eater or "tabak rolletjie" in Afrikaans and this is its defensive position. We watched it for about 10 minutes but it did not move so we moved on. "tabak rolletjie translated into English - tobacco roll." Quite appropriate I think.

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A male and female ant=eating chat at an ant hole.

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That's all from Rietvlei for now.
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Post by nan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:53 pm

poor Snake 0*\
I like Stonechat and Ant-eating Chat O/\
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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:14 pm

The tobacco roll had more patience than you =O: =O: I cannot see the size, but it looks alive to me ;-)
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Post by Flutterby » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:42 am

Interesting snake sighting. \O

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Post by Toko » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:39 pm

Cool snake sighting, might not be dead, as Lis is saying, just scared and waiting in defense posture :-?

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Post by Flutterby » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:07 pm

Didn't see much on Sunday or get very good pics, but we did get a few firsts for Rietvlei. O:V

Our first first...a lone buff at the turn off to the lapa. ;-)

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Our second first...Secretarybird...and another horrible pic! :O^

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Reed Cormorant

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Our third first...Yellow Mongoose. O:V

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Our fourth first... Groundscraper Thrush. ;-)

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Our fifth first...Fiscal Flycatcher. \O

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Our sixth first...Crested Barbet. ;-)

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And our seventh and final first (and another horrible pic)...Crimson-breasted Shrike! O\/ O\/

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So, not bad to get 7 firsts in just a couple of hours! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:39 pm

7 first and... a Timbi 0'
and the Shrike is here O/\

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