Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:17 pm

The sterns were still there!

The cormorant feeding is quite a complicated operation lol
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:13 pm

Lisbeth wrote:The sterns were still there!
Yes, I thought I saw Howard but wasn't sure :O^
Lisbeth wrote:The cormorant feeding is quite a complicated operation lol
Difficult to tell which one is being fed!
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Post by BluTuna » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:45 am

We decided to go back to the Coot's Corner Hide.

On the way a Wattled Lapwing.
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In the reeds near the hide.

A female Weaver but I'm not sure which model.
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Cape Weaver.
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I have no idea what this is.
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Darter from the hide.
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Back on the road, a Rhino surfing Cattle Egret.
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And to finish off, a watchful BBJ.
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Post by Flutterby » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:09 pm

BluTuna wrote:
Lisbeth wrote:The sterns were still there!
Yes, I thought I saw Howard but wasn't sure :O^
=O: =O:

Love the pics! \O

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Post by Pumbaa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:58 pm

Thanks for all these feathered friend, BluTuna,

and for the jackal O/\ O/\ O/\
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:58 pm

I had some great sightings this morning -

watching a Giant Kingfisher 'prepare' his breakfast

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A Green backed heron

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I was surprised to see the Burchells Coucal on the branch where I normally find the Malachite :O^

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and there are less Amur Falcons - it is also sad to see the European birdies getting ready for their travels and the whydahs and weavers changing to their winter colours.

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:12 pm

Lovely pics, Amoli! You have become really clever compared to a few years ago ^Q^ ^Q^ I wish I had the patience to learn it properly 0*\

I am SO happy that some birds are returning north O\/ O\/ ^0^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:52 am

Lovely pics Amoli! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:22 am

Nice pics Amoli! ^Q^ ^Q^ Has Toko identified the Crab yet?
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by BluTuna » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:24 am

Next visit - January 4 2015.

Just the highlights.

Orangethroated Longclaw.
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Whitefronted Bee-eater.
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Reed Cormorants.
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Whiskered Terns.
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Whitethroated Swallow.
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Diederik Cuckoo.
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