A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Friday, July 31, 2009

African Pygmy Mouse

Found on the Island

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Otters at Rietvlei

I noticed some movement on the waters edge near the new hide - South lake.
It turned out to be a family of otters

Rietvlei reserve 7-7-2009

Rietvlei 7-7-2009 - Mole


We spotted this mole sunbathing -- just his head sticking out.

Rietvlei 7-7-2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

25-Jun-2009 Rietvlei, Cape - Bird Activity

25 Jun 2009
  • The pan is full of water
Bird Activity:
  • One Rock Kestrel

See photos

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Juvenile Swift Tern

Rietvlei Walk 11-Jun-07


Rietvlei Walk

Birds spotted:

  • * 8 Black-headed Herons - one has just caught a frog. There seems to be a great number of frogs in the area (photograph below)

  • * A pair of Black-shouldered Kites in the area between North and South-vlei



Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002