Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Post by Peter Connan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:13 pm

Thanks everyone.

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Post by steamtrainfan » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:18 pm

Saw this on Friends of Rietvlei Facebook page. Sorry about the photos not coming out.

Thanks to SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association - Pretoria East branch for this remarkable effort! Looking forward to "spotting" him.

Riaan Marais's photo.

Riaan Marais's photo.

Riaan Marais's photo.


Riaan Marais‎Rietvlei Nature Reserve



We got the opportunity to get hold of one free roaming young male cheetah from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve born in Sept 2012 at R29,750.00.
The funds for the acquisition and the tracking equipment came from the SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association - Pretoria East branch.
All the relevant permits were obtained and he was collected from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on the 7th of June 2014.
He was kept in the camp from then and after the fitting of a tracking collar today will be released into the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on the 15th of November 2014.
Keep an eye open for him!
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Post by Pumbaa » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:24 pm

Magnificent shots, Peter,

I am impressed - WoW :-0 :-0 :-0
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Post by Amoli » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:19 am

O\/ O\/ There's a cheetah in Rietvlei....

and it was seen yesterday by a visitor. \O

Think we might see some roadblocks? =O: =O:
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Post by Mel » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:39 am

WOW, all of your photos are exceptional but I really like the birdies! I don't think I've ever seen such a colourful egret before. O:V
Oh, and that cutie watching through mum's legs - what a super capture. ^Q^
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Post by nan » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:49 pm

wow, some very interesing birds... and animals O/\
and beautiful pictures ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by BluTuna » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Xmas Eve at Rietvlei.


I'd traded in my Sigma 150-500 for the new Tamron 150-600mm lens on December 7 and had been unable to try it out until Xmas eve, mostly due to the weather. I was really excited to finally see what I'd got and I wasn't disappointed.

This was the first of three visits that I made to Rietvlei in the next couple of weeks.

First stop, Coot's Corner Hide.

In the reeds next to the boardwalk, a Red Bishop.
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Reed Cormorants.
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And some Whiskered Terns.
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Driving through the reserve.

Pied Starling.
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Long-tailed Widowbird.
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Red-collared Widowbird.
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LBJ. **EDIT** Female Stonechat - Thanks Lizbeth **EDIT**
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Tree with storm clouds.
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And Cattle Egret.
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Next stop, Otter Dam......
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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:48 pm

Your bird pics are exceptional ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Amoli » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:47 am

Nice pics BT \O


Should anyone be interested in becoming involved with Friends of Rietvlei,
their AGM is this coming Saturday the 24th January at 2 o'clock at the centre at the main gate.
There will be a 'bring and braai' afterwards.

There is also a meet of 'Rietvlei Facebook friends' on Saturday 31st January.
More details on their Facebook page and add yourself to the invitation list. \O

I will be attending with my AW t-shirt on. ;-)
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Post by BluTuna » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:38 pm

Hi Amoli 0/*

I'd love to come but I have family stuff happening over the next two weekends.
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