Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64097
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:38 am

Great birds and I love the black-shouldered kite, my favourite small raptor. Great to see a black wildebeest ^Q^ ^Q^

The LBJ could maybe be a chat flycatcher -O-
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

User avatar
Amoli
Posts: 6545
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:30 am
Country: South Africa
Location: Kempton Park

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:50 am

[quote="steamtrainfan"]Ummmmmmm?????????????

Image

Great pics you got STF. I think your ummm is a Female African Stone Chat. ;-)
Pretoriuskop
Satara
Shingwedzi
20-30 Dec 2014

User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 77246
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Richprins » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:37 pm

Great studies, stf! X#X

Ja, that wildebeest is gorgeous! =O:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64097
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:42 pm

Amoli is right about the LBJ, female stone chat it is \O
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

User avatar
Toko
Posts: 34047
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:29 pm
Country: -

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Toko » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:26 pm

I love the Squacco above the greenerie lol and the pretty wildebeest ^Q^


The Hawkmoths should go outside and be a tasty morsel for a birdie O**

steamtrainfan
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:19 am

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments and Amoli for the ID of the "Ummmmm" bird and Toko for the ID of the moth.
Faith is the bird that feels the light while the dawn is still dark. Author unknown.

steamtrainfan
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:43 am

Yesterday - 07.01.2016 - with the temperature reaching 38c in our home Joan and I decided to take refuge in the car with its air conditioning and headed for Rietvlei again. The outside temperature reached 41.7c.

Here are few pics of our 5 hour visit.

An Egyptian Goose keeping cool at Marais Dam.

Image

Image

Image

With a Spurwing Goose that refused to wake up despite all the racket- another first for us at Rietvlei.

Image

A European Bee-eater trying to get some relief from the heat.

Image

Malachite Kingfisher at Otter Bridge.

Image

These two made us make U-turn and backtrack as they were not going to get out the road.

Image

So nice to have your eyes cleaned while eating.

Image

Image

Mother and child.

Image

Coming up next - a first for us yet again.
Faith is the bird that feels the light while the dawn is still dark. Author unknown.

User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 77246
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Richprins » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:36 am

Looks hot! :shock:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64097
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:31 pm

Excellent remedy against the heat \O

Cute zebras in the middle of the sun :shock:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

steamtrainfan
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks very much R.P. and Lisbeth.
Faith is the bird that feels the light while the dawn is still dark. Author unknown.

Return to “Travel Tales of Gauteng Parks”