Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Amoli » Wed May 22, 2013 5:43 pm

I popped in late Saturday afternoon to check on the braai area and see that all will be fine for our braai.

While enjoying a choclate and cooldrink in the picnic area, I saw :

Groundscraper thrush - 1st in Rietvlei and first semi-good pic -O

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and this guy also showed face O:V

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I found a kiewiet on it's nest - sooo, next month we might see chicks ;-)

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There are a lot of Pied Crows at Rietvlei at the moment - graceful gliders \O

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This stone-chat asked me to take a pic... and I obliged - very pretty

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At the pond I found newbies for me in Rietvlei...
A hammerkop which spent a lot of time with me.

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and I think this is a juvenile Common Moorhen

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Then I got so excited with my next sighting - this is a sure tick.
I apologise for the quality, but I forgot to switch off the engine, and I was shivering with excitment

A Red Throated Wrynek O\/ O\/ O\/ O\/

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This made my day. I left the Park with a note left behind : I will be back. ;-)
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Dewi » Wed May 22, 2013 7:42 pm

Excellent Amoli. O/\ Nice one on the Wryneck - seems to be a good place to catch up with them. \O
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Sharifa » Wed May 22, 2013 7:48 pm

Nice lot of birds Amoli ^Q^ O/\

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed May 22, 2013 8:41 pm

Nice pics Amoli - glad to see you got a first as well. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Mel » Wed May 22, 2013 9:14 pm

Amoli wrote: Then I got so excited with my next sighting - this is a sure tick.
I apologise for the quality, but I forgot to switch off the engine, and I was shivering with excitment
Don't we that feeling all to well. -O

Wonderful photos in any case, Amoli! \O Love the stonechat - beautiful bird beautifully captured. O:V
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Pumbaa » Wed May 22, 2013 9:32 pm

Thanks so much Amoli,

some great shots you got and great to hear that you will be back ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Thu May 23, 2013 9:41 am

Well done on the Wryneck!! ^Q^ ^Q^ Lovely pics! \O

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by pooky » Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 am

Wow Amoli great Wryneck pic. ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Flutterby » Tue May 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Some pics from Sunday's meet at Rietvlei.....

Eland

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The one problem with Rietvlei...those nasty powerlines! :O^

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Cutey pie! :-) Just a pity about that pesky grass! :O^

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Something spooked these Blesbok. O-/

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Another cutey pie!

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Not a great pic, just liked the colours. ;-)

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Black-chested Snake Eagle being harassed by a crow.

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Mutant Rietvlei Duck! -O

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Very Common Stonechats! :O^

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African Darter

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Longtailed Widow? -O-

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The elusive Steamtrainfan & Joan! ;-)

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Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve through Greenies' Eyes

Post by Sharifa » Tue May 28, 2013 1:39 pm

Eland and Rhino :-)

Think it is the long tailed Widow bird

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