Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:21 pm

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Thanks Flutterby.
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:09 pm

On Saturday I took a drive out to Rietvlei. I only arrived at midday so not a great time for game or bird spotting but I still saw a bit and enjoyed being out of the house.

My first stop was Coot's Corner Bird Hide.

A Reed Cormorant

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White-throated Swallow

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A Darter drying its wings.

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Just after leaving the hide I saw Amoli 0/* , and then came across this colourful pair. I think they are Elegant Grasshoppers. :-?

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A mongoose ran across the road and soon disappeared in the long grass.

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A zebbie amongst the flowers. :-)

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A Cattle Egret following close-by.

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An inquisitive Blesbok.

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Red Hartebeest

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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:26 pm

Elegant grasshopper is so colourful O/\ O/\ Pretty blesbok \O
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Post by Alf » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:57 pm

I find it very busy on a Sunday. I prefer to visit early morning on a Saturday. Then we go down to the dam and have a breakfast while its quiet.
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Post by Puff Addy » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:24 pm

Nice grasshoppers! \O

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Post by Flutterby » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:47 pm

Lisbeth wrote:Elegant grasshopper is so colourful O/\ O/\ Pretty blesbok \O
Thanks Lis. \O
Alf wrote:I find it very busy on a Sunday. I prefer to visit early morning on a Saturday. Then we go down to the dam and have a breakfast while its quiet.
Oops, I went on Saturday....fixed now. \O
Puff Addy wrote:Nice grasshoppers! \O

Very elegant! ;-)

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Post by Richprins » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:33 pm

Yoh...flowers all over! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Alf » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:42 pm

We have those purple flowers all over centurion at the moment
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Post by Pumbaa » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:42 pm

How lovely to live that close, Flutterby,

and on top you saw a lot and got some magnificent shots ^Q^ Love the grasshoppers :ty:
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by ExFmem » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:35 pm

^Q^ For the grasshoppers! Gorgeous. ^Q^ Lis beat me to posting them for Animal of the Month Nomination, but glad they are there. Very nice. [O]

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