Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by ExFmem » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:58 pm

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Post by Flutterby » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:58 am

I spent a couple of hours at Rietvlei yesterday morning. Didn't see anything very exciting and saw fewer birds than expected but it was still nice to be out. \O

Not sure of this one...Lesser Swamp-warbler maybe? -O-

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Three-banded Plover

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Southern Red Bishop - still getting it's full mating feathers. ;-)

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Cape Longclaw

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Red-collared Widowbird, also rather scuffy-looking. ;-)

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I think this is also a widowbird, just not sure which one. :-?

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This longclaw chose a colour co-ordinated perch! ;-)

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What's a visit to Rietvlei without encountering some rhino. :-)

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Rufous-naped Lark? -O-

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Blesbok enjoying the shade.

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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:10 am

Great pic of the rufous-naped lark ^Q^ ^Q^ Also the others are nice O/\ O/\
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Post by nan » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:57 am

superb serie of birds O/\ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Mel » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:17 pm

The birds in SA are still on their way... to where or whatever lol

But nevertheless, I like those rough looking bishop as well as the widowbird.
After all they are the herald of and to your summer ( :-0 )

Great stuff, Flutts ^Q^
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Post by Pumbaa » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:54 pm

Wonderful bird shots you got, Flutterby,

love in special the scuffy looking southern red Bishop and the red-collared widowbird X#X X#X X#X
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Richprins » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:46 am

Interesting studies of the changeover in the male birds, Flutts! ^Q^

The rhino look a bit skinny! :shock: :-(

I like the longclaw fashion pic! [O]
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Post by Flutterby » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Thanks for all the lovely comments. \O Will post some more soon. ;-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:17 am

Long-tailed Widowbird

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Another Widowbird? :-?

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Now you see it...

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...now you don't. ;-)

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Southern Masked Weaver

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"Pied Crow to Ground Control...there seems to be something blocking the runway!" lol

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I think this is a Pipit, just have to work out which one! O**

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Little Egret

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by harrys » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:19 am

Beautiful birdies ^Q^ ^Q^ even if you see some now and then :-)
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