Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:31 am

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

Nice, Flutts! X#X
It think they have had plenty of rain there. ;-)
Alf wrote:We have those purple flowers all over centurion at the moment
They are lovely! :yes:
Pumbaa wrote:How lovely to live that close, Flutterby,

and on top you saw a lot and got some magnificent shots ^Q^ Love the grasshoppers :ty:
Thanks Pumbaa, yes we are lucky that we can just pop in anytime. ;-)
ExFmem wrote:^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]
Thanks ExFem. :ty:

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:56 am

Just before Otter Bridge was a lone buffalo.

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On the bridge I saw a Little Egret fishing, but as there was traffic I couldn't stop too long. :O^

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Cattle Egrets and Egyptian Goose

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Pin-tailed Whydah

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While parked near the bridge I saw Moggiedog stopped on the other side photographing something. I waited for them and they excitedly told me they had just seen 4 otters! 0*\ After a brief chat they moved off and I decided to turn around to see if I could spot the otters. As I was turning I saw them run across the road behind me. This was the only pic I managed to get. :O^

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A Malachite Kingfisher was just too far away for a decent shot. :O^

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I then headed to Island View Bird Hide where I found a lifer - Whiskered Tern. :-0

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Adult and juvenile.

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:09 am

I love your whiskered tern, I wonder if it was such one, I got this morning :-? Still have to download the pics ;-)

A malachite kingfisher is always great, whatever the quality of the pic ^Q^ ^Q^

and you did get a photo of the otter \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Puff Addy » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 am

Super terns! :-0

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Post by Flutterby » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:28 am

Thanks Lis and Puff! \O

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Post by Flutterby » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:42 am

The terns were very obliging subjects so I couldn't resist a few more pics. ;-)

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This darter was having a lot of fun repeatedly throwing the stick in the air and catching it. lol

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A White-throated Swallow

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Ostrich

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Fatboy! lol

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Catching some rays.

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A Green-backed Heron

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Till next time. 0/*

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Post by Puff Addy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:25 am

These tern photos are even better than the first series! ^Q^

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Post by Lisbeth » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:58 pm

Flutterby wrote:
This darter was having a lot of fun repeatedly throwing the stick in the air and catching it. lol
Maybe trying hard it would become a fish O**

I love the last tern pic ^Q^ ^Q^

The ostrich is looking quite strange :-?

You had a lot of very nice encounters for an only afternoon and thank you for sharing them 0/0 \O
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Post by Toko » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:20 pm

These pink flowers are aliens: Pompom weed Campuloclinium macrocephalum :twisted: a Category 1 invasive alien species that spreads rampantly through Gauteng grasslands.


Cool grasshopper photo!

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Richprins » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:33 pm

I though terns were seabirds? :o0ps:

Very good camera going through its paces, Flutts! :-0

Death to the pompoms! @#$
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