Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:46 pm

I love the splashing duck ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by nan » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:15 pm

wow... nice... superb... O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
the Egret "throw away" bones, like Owls, Kingfishers etc...
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Post by BluTuna » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:09 pm

Thanks everyone!

I took loads of the splashing Duck - just selecting a few was not easy.

I am really happy with the new lens - much better than my old Bigma O\/

Thanks Nan, I didn't realise that Egrets did that too \O
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Post by BluTuna » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:10 pm

The Island View Hide was a hive of activity, unfortunately the clouds had rolled in by the time I got there but the sun poked through from time to time.

Darter flypast.
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Reed Cormorants
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Whitethroated Swallow.
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And lots of Whiskered Terns.
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Then it was back to the Coot's Corner before I had to leave.......
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Post by Lisbeth » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:19 pm

The Whitethroated Swallow looks rather angry; did you forget to ask permission to immortalize it? lol

Gorgeous pics of the whiskered terns ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm

agree the Swallow seems to be very grumpy lol

nice portraits all of these birds ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Toko » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:07 am

Darter in flight, how cool is that O/\ and awesome series of the Tern ^Q^

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Post by BluTuna » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:45 am

Lisbeth wrote:The Whitethroated Swallow looks rather angry; did you forget to ask permission to immortalize it? lol

Gorgeous pics of the whiskered terns ^Q^ ^Q^
Now you mention it, it does look a bit irritable!

Thanks for the kind comments Lis \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:46 am

nan wrote:agree the Swallow seems to be very grumpy lol

nice portraits all of these birds ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
Thanks Nan O0
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Post by BluTuna » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:47 am

Toko wrote:Darter in flight, how cool is that O/\ and awesome series of the Tern ^Q^
Darters are pretty common at Rietvlei but you have to be alert to get them as they whiz past!

I did better with the Terns on subsequent visits....watch this space O:V
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