Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:33 pm

The buffs were so near and therefore we only got head shots... =O:
I had to take a pic with my cell phone to grt a 'group-photo'. O**

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Another special 'group' pic

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and the island hide where we spent some time..

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^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:47 pm

... and, of course, I have been back for anotheer visit ;-)

The water level has demished (is that the correct word). In need of rain \O

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There were very few birds around and I find myself photographing what I can.. O:V

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I spent some time at Otterdam and saw this Little Grebe

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And as it was 'touches' season, I tried capturing the colours in the yellow-billed duck wings.. ;-)

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I was watching a car stationary on the entrance road and decided to move up that way.

Wow.... this is what they were watching. BSE... O/\

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ahhh.... Rietvlei delivered. O0

On my way out I found this male ostrich on a nest and wouldn't move even for running Blesbok.

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:01 pm

wow seems to be a super hide O/\
and indeed we can see the lack of water 0*\

nice serie of birds ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Lovely pics Dewi and Amoli! =O: Great sighting of the Snake-eagle!! ;-)

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Post by Pumbaa » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:03 pm

Thanks so much Dewi and Amoli,

really some impressive pictures ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Dewi » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:17 pm

Great photos of the Snake-eagle Amoli. \O

Those buffs were too close for my lens as well. Great to see them though. O/\

Whilst travelling around the reserve with Amoli, we also saw lots of African Stonechats.

Female on grass stem.
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Northern Black Korhaans were calling by the roadside.
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And a lifer for both of us - a pair of Orange River Francolins.
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O/\ O/\ O/\
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Post by Richprins » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:04 pm

"Diminished"' Amoli! \O


begin nest building up to 6 months beforehand. Apart from flight displays, they also display on the nest together as they start the nest building by trampling a flat area in the crown of a bush or small tree.

Secretary birds are the world's only terrestrial eagles...and apparently really suck at nest-building...sort of like amphibians having to go back to water to breed! =O:

I wonder where those buffalo come from...all sorts of breeding of disease-free buffs going on all over SA over the last decade, including some Kruger ones, which provide the better horns compared to Addo, which used to be the only local supplier! :-?

Nice pics, all! \O
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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:28 pm

Wow! You sure had some great sightings ^Q^ ^Q^ \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:36 pm

I can hear the Northern Black Korhaan ... till here 0*\ =O:

superb lifer... Orange River Francolin :-? we can find it in the Kgalagadi ?

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:44 am

Super pics Dewi ^Q^

Thank you for the confirmation of the Francolins - you were the best spotter of the day... X#X
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