The Hamerkop is an unmistakable, dull-brown, short-legged waterbird. The hamer-shaped head with it's large thick crest and flattened, boat-shaped bill is distinctive.
We often watch this fascinating mostly solitary bird feeding in small, shallow dams and at the river. Sometimes there are about three or four feeding together.
The Hamerkop builds a distinctive, domed nest usually in the fork of a tree, sometimes on a cliff ledge. We found this nest in a tree along the river a distance away from the bird in top photo