Monthly Archives: September 2012

Crowned Plover!

By Will Knocker:  

Magnificent Male Lions of NNP

By Will Knocker: Yesterday I found these two magnificent male lions not far from home….looking intently into the distance & roaring softly to themselves:they were agitated….. Soon they trotted off through the grass….. Where THIS male was awaiting them…. And his young buddy (Micheal Mbithi please ID)……. Males mark territory…… And wait for the Opposition…. […]

Cranes of NNP

By Will Knocker: The Grey Crowned Crane is one of Africa’s iconic birds… In NNP, we are lucky to have many of these fabulous birds.. Each wetland -& there are may dams, swamps & seasonal pans in the park, is a potential breeding spot for a pair of cranes…. This is a gravel-pit dug by […]

Funky Francolin

By Will Knocker: Nairobi National Park ┬áis a paradise for birds & one of the commonest ‘game birds’ is the Crested Francolin, whose raucous repetitive call is the sound track to drylands such as in the Athi Basin…. I never knew that these birds were so very maridadi……. But they are……

Herd Bull……