Monthly Archives: December 2010

529 sp. Birds & Counting…….

Photos by WILL KNOCKER: Brian Finch the NNP afficianado & bird expert has just identified the 529th sp. of bird for NNP. Above a Crowned eagle with it’s leopard-like talons….. Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird….. Marabou stork which breeds in the city centre & feeds at the city rubbish dump….. Malachite kingfisher on […]

Ostrich Boom

Photos by DAVE McKELVIE: It is said that Nairobi National ParkĀ  contains the world’s densest population of wild ostrich. Certainly this classic savannah park is primo ostrich habitat! This year, dry conditions during the nesting period (July,August,September)ensured excellent survival rates for young ostrich. Despite high mortality amongst young chicks (all predatory birds & mammals enjoy […]

Lion Hunt!

Images by DAVE McKELVIE: Did she succeed?

Black rhinos breeding well in NNP

Photographs courtesy of Patrick Bourgeix: Despite the bad news coming out of South Africa in particular & stories of an upsurge in rhino & elephant poaching in Kenya, here in the Nairobi Park, a long-time sanctuary for the East African sub-species of Black (Browse) rhino –micheallii– things are going well & here are photographs to […]

Ujonjo Alive & Pissing…..

Photos by SEAN AVERY: The Averys & I went down to Athi Basin on sunday morning & had a splendid run, including meeting the 2 dominant males consorting with a single lioness. Further down the road, who should we meet but UJONJO, feared dead or missing (see previous posts) after a lacerating experience with his […]