Feasting Waterbirds

By Will Knocker:

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Dropping waterlevels in dams & ponds in the Park after good Rains this year, when fish proliferated, means a bonanza for storks & herons..above, African spoonbills….

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A fish-fest in the Athi Basin…..

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A Yellow-billed stork catches a tilapia…

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But has trouble swallowing it, whereupon it is stolen by a Grey heron….

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Who also has problems getting it ‘down’…….

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But succeeds….just……*gulp*…

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Portrait of a replete thief….

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Yellow-billed stork with catfish…

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Spur-Wing Geese Breed in NNP!

Report by Brian Finch, Pics by Will Knocker:

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Some two months ago there was a pair of Spur-winged Geese
here that stayed for several weeks, looking at home and it was hoped
that they would breed.

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Suddenly from under the bank three large orange-headed ducklings swam
out into the water-lilies, and a Red-billed Teal swam out to join
them.

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I am sure that this is a first
breeding record of the species in not just the Park but all of Nairobi
County.

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In fact to take it further, I cannot personally ever recall
seeing Spur-winged goslings beforeā€¦. anywhere!

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