By Will Knocker:
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….
A fish-fest in the Athi Basin…..
A Yellow-billed stork catches a tilapia…
But has trouble swallowing it, whereupon it is stolen by a Grey heron….
Who also has problems getting it ‘down’…….
Portrait of a replete thief….
Yellow-billed stork with catfish…
Report by Brian Finch, Pics by Will Knocker:
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.
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
I am sure that this is a first
breeding record of the species in not just the Park but all of Nairobi
In fact to take it further, I cannot personally ever recall
seeing Spur-winged goslings before…. anywhere!