3 Trips to Rietvlei in Late July & Early August

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6 years 2 months ago #56320 by Dewi Edwards
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We popped over to Rietvlei three times in Late July & early August. Twice during the early morning and once in late afternoon. All the usual expected species were seen as well as a few Marsh Owls during the late afternoon. It was also nice to watch a Hammerkop collecting nesting material and to see a Bushpig!

Some slideshows here......

Click on the photos to view, let me know if you have any problems seeing them.

Scenery


Mammals


Birds 1


Birds 2


Birds 3


Cheers,

Dewi.

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6 years 2 months ago #56342 by gordon
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Excellent photos Dewi! <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: -->

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6 years 2 months ago #56354 by mossie
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Wow, the linked slideshows are awesome!

A nice collection of pictures.

Mossie

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6 years 2 months ago #56474 by Dewi Edwards
Dewi Edwards replied the topic: Re: 3 Trips to Rietvlei in Late July &amp; Early August
Thanks Guys,

Can someone confirm the second bird in the last slideshow for me please, I ID'd it as Yellow-crowned (Golden) Bishop at the time, but having a bit of a wonder about it now. Can't think of anything else it could be at the moment though.

Cheers,

Dewi.

P.S. Some KZN wildlife to follow soon.

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6 years 2 months ago #56513 by peter sharland
peter sharland replied the topic: Re: 3 Trips to Rietvlei in Late July &amp; Early August
Hi Dewi

Looking at the pic of your tentative Yellow-crowned Bishop, your confusion is well justified!

Do you have any pics of the same bird showing the throat and belly? In the Yellow-crowned Bishop,
the throat and belly are unstreaked (as describer in Oberprieler/Cillie "The Bird Guide of Southern Africa").

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Peter

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6 years 2 months ago #56517 by Dewi Edwards
Dewi Edwards replied the topic: Re: 3 Trips to Rietvlei in Late July &amp; Early August
Hi Peter,

Sorry, I only took two photos, both identical, so cannot see any more of the throat/belly than shown in the photo. A search of photos on the interned did not help as they either show full summer or full winter photos mostly.

There's scope here for another book by Gordon & Doug - LTJ's - Little Transitional Jobs!

Thanks for the help.

Dewi.

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