Our bird spotting has continued with this week with lots of fishing activity on the far dam here on Pomeroy Reserve. A favoured site for the Weaver birds during the nesting season, this lovely dam is fed by a nearby spring and is consequently naturally stocked with a lot of fish, particularly tilapia. It has therefore encouraged the attentions of several species. A Malachite Kingfisher has a favoured twig for sitting on, where he warms himself in the sun and watches the activity in the dam. He has been joined recently by a Half Collared Kingfisher. Noticeably very different from the Malachite, it is several centimetres bigger,
and has a black bill. There have also been a Reed Cormorant and an African Darter busy
fishing in the water at the back of the dam.