Tag: Rietvlei

Water abound

Winter is still in full swing and as such the bird life is not as active as in summer. I was quite surprised by the amount of water that Cape Town has received recently. The last time that I visited Rietvlei Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Water abound”

Reflections

A windless day in Cape Town provides the most amazing sights around water sources. I experienced such a day at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town. I headed out early morning as usual and found myself sitting in the Sunset Hide. There was not… Continue Reading “Reflections”

Piercing Eyes

Spending time in nature must be one of the most relaxing experiences, but at 2 Degrees Celsius that experience is not all that relaxing. I was up and about early on Sunday morning and decided to head out to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape… Continue Reading “Piercing Eyes”

Egret Dance Off

Having spent a lot of time hanging around wetland reserves, I’ve become accustomed to various hunting strategies from different birds. However, there was still one amusing strategy to be seen. I made my way to my local Sunset Hide at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Egret Dance Off”

A scoop of pelicans

Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town has two bird hides and these always provide some form of entertainment.  It is a rather lengthy walk to get the hides, compared to other reserves I’ve been to. However, this also provides an opportunity to scout the… Continue Reading “A scoop of pelicans”