Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:39 pm

PRWIN wrote:Flutterby where did they see the fine foot, I see your Dad had his :yes: :yes: Africa wild shirt on ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
I think the last sighting of it was at Otter Bridge.

A Green Sandpiper was also spotted in the vlei area. ;-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:43 am

The same Spotted Thick-knee I saw last week, in the same place. ;-)

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Amazing how many White-fronted Bee-eaters appeared in just a couple of days. Didn't see one last week, now they are everywhere! :-0

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Not sure what this is - possible a Buffy Pippit. :-?

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Where did my white front go? ;-)

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Regal-looking Ostrich...I have never seen so many ostriches in the park - they are all over the place!

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At Island View Bird Hide there were two cute Blacksmith Lapwing chicks pecking in the shallows. :-0

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A young Cape Robin-chat...

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...and mom.

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Lesser Swamp-warbler

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:43 am

The spotted thick-knee does look sleepy lol ..0.. could it be lying on the nest? -O-

Lovely bee-eater(s). They have returned after a loooong trip :yes:

Cute little feather balls \O
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Post by Flutterby » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:55 am

Ja Lis, I think the Thick-knee was on a nest. :yes:

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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:59 am

That explains both the sleepy look and being there after a week lol
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Post by Pumbaa » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:41 pm

Gorgeous little jackal shots and you captured the bird hunt very well, Flutterby ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Fantastic bird shots on top O/\
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Post by Richprins » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:29 pm

Nice birdies...everything seems to be in breeding mode! \O
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Post by nan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:33 pm

love the chicks 0/0 ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Mel » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:35 pm

Do you get Sabota lark in Rietvlei? The buffy pipit looks like one -O-
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:33 am

I actually also thought that Mel. Will check. ;-)

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