Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Amoli » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:35 pm

My need for a park, sent me visiting Rietvlei again.

Some shots of 'seen-before' and 'not-seen-before'. -O -O

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I am very impressed by the way Rietvlei burns their grass. I don't know enough to elaborate, but the animals have enough to eat and still some long grass for safety.

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This time I have a pic to show I did see a jackal.. \O

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New season.... new home... O**
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Who remembers my excitment with the Giant Kingfisher I saw for the first time, and the pic I posted.... 0*\

This is what I saw on Sunday :

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note to self : remember to include the head in the picture.... :O^
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He was banging to the right and banging to the left against the tree, getting rid of the legs..
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The last bit he was chewing and swalling and grinding his beak to the left and the right... :-)
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After his meal, he flew down and sat sunning himself in a bush right next to me, on eye-level.. O/\ O/\
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Exciting stuff... O\/
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Dewi » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:43 pm

Exciting stuff indeed Amoli. \O

Superb sequence of the kingfisher. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Always love to see the Yellow Mongoose there, they seem to like the burnt areas a lot.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Flutterby » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:48 am

Lovely sightings Amoli! Never seen a yellow mongoose there before!! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Amoli » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:41 pm

Rietvlei....

it always produces some 'firsts' for me... ^Q^ ^Q^

A white quilled bustard.... and it makes a lot of noise... -O -O

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My first bee-eater pic of the season... O**

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This little one puzzled me.. I couldn't figure out what juv it was.... O**
while I was busy taking pics, a blacksmith lapwing was around, and I sommer took pics of it also.
Then it hit me.... my goodness.... it was her baby 0*\

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The little egret was beautiful in the waterfall.... first time I see one this close.

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She turned round and walked to the edge and got out. I watched her walking a little way from the dam :-?

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Once she finished her toiletries, she returned to the dam... -O -O

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My first long-tailed widowbird of the season.... ^Q^

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And a backwards bishop..

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And the tea party...

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First time I am able to photograph zebra's playing...

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Awghhhh !!! Get back in the picture !!!

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And then it was all over :O^ :O^ and they walked away O/

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I always return home with a smile.... :-)
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Dewi » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:48 pm

Great photos Amoli. \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by nan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:27 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
nice pictures...
my prefered :-? the back of the Bishop \O
and... and... and... ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Flutterby » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:02 pm

Lovely sightings Amoli! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Amoli » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:20 am

Some of the sightings on last week's visit to Rietvlei.... :-)

There were lots-and-lots of Blesbok babies :-

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lots-and-lots of swallows :-

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Moggiedog's treat : - \O

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This one was a bit 'round' for a ant-eating chat -O-

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Some mind tranquilizers : -

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and then only because it was peaceful for me... ;-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Toko » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:22 am

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ Super [O]

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Post by Amoli » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:23 am

0/0 Thanks Toko
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