Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:12 pm

\O Turn, turn, turn...
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Post by BluTuna » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:23 pm

A quick snack at the coffee shop and we headed out for a drive.

Down to the Island View Hide but nothing to see there.

In the area was a Stonechat.
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And a Black-Breasted Snake Eagle.
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At Otter Dam I managed to snap a Yellowbilled Duck taking off.
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Rhinos in the sunset.
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We ended up at Coot's Corner Hide (?) and chatted with one of the Rietvlei Game Guides who was there.

Movement on the shoreline caught our attention. A brand new species of mammal for us!

Marsh Mongoose! O/\ O/\ O/\ O\/ O\/
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We sat for a while longer and only saw some Cattle Egrets and Gyppos flying in to roost.
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Then we went home.
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Post by Lisbeth » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:26 pm

Funny chap the marsh mongoose \O Nice pic of the Cattle egrets flying home O:V
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:06 pm

super serie of pictures of the Black-Breasted Snake Eagle ^Q^
love too the Cattle Egrets and the Mongoose O/\
^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:19 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ Super sighting of the Marsh Mongoose - first time I heard of them in the reserve. O/\

Love the serie on the Black chested eagle... beautiful pics all round. Thanks. X#X
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:47 am

Nice sighting of the Eagle and great capture of the Mongoose!! \O \O

Now you need to enter the Rietvlei Bird and Mammal challenges!! ;-)

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Post by BluTuna » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:07 am

I missed these pictures when I posted before, mainly because I have no idea what it is! :-?

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Can anyone give me an ID or should I put it on the ID thread?
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Toko » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:03 am

Grey-backed Camaroptera :-? but might be wrong :-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:27 am

The camaroptera has a longer and black bill :-? On the other hand I have no better proposal, too much green for a Neddicky 0*\
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:17 pm

very nice... but no idea :no:
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