Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:34 pm

My next visit to Rietvlei was on New Year's Eve. Taking advantage of the traditional afternoon off work.

This time I was joined by one of my colleagues who's also an AW member - balamohan.

As usual, we started at Coot's Corner.

In the reeds, a Red Bishop male
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and Female?
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And as usual a Darter.
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We drove around for a while and found...

A Pied Starling with a late lunch.
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Zebras.
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And a Pintailed Wydah who was trying to impress a female.
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Toko » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:03 pm

That's a smiling Zebra :-) Love the Darter O/\ O/\ O/\

Female Bishop, may be very well the wife of the other one

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Post by Flutterby » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:25 pm

Stunning pics of the whydah. \O \O

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Post by Pumbaa » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Love your whydah shots, BluTuna :-0 :-0 :-0

and for sure all the others are breathtaking too \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by nan » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:01 pm

wow the Whydah... the last one seems to be a ballerina O/\
what elegance O\/
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Post by Lisbeth » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:14 pm

The last pic is the best of them all ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Bushcraft » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:41 am

Some brilliant pics ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by daves » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:58 am

Love the pictures, but unfortunately the pink pom-pom is seriously taking over.

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:05 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone, it's been a bit of a trying time for me and my family over the past few weeks but it's time to get back to this and the other topics I've been contributing to.

Here's the next part of this report...
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:06 pm

We got to the Island View Hide where there were plenty of subjects.

Whitebreasted Cormorant.
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A Reed Cormorant feeding its chick.
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But it looked like the parent was trying to eat the chick.
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Another Reed Cormorant hanging itself out to dry.
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Also around was a Pied Kingfisher
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A Common Moorhen.
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And lots of Whiskered Terns.
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