On Sunday morning Grant and I drove to the dam for a spot of birding. As usual we weren't disappointed. As we've seen many, if not most of the birds in the area, it's still exciting to seen well-known birds either doing unusual [to human] things or are in strange situations.
Black-headed Heron lifts its leg and claw as if in a greeting (or is it a warning) to the crazy lady photographer invading his space
Taking a couple more photos of this beautiful bird and other egrets sunning themselves, I turned towards a stream created by piped water from the top dam to the one where we were birding. There we spotted two Hamerkop birds (translated Hammer heads - due to the shape of their heads) fishing in the fast-flowing water. As we watched we noticed a likkewaan (a common lizard-like, but harmless reptile) wandering around in between the two birds. I took several photos but only when I downloaded them onto my computer, did I notice that there had been two likkewaans with the birds.
A Hamerkop waits patiently beside the stream
The first likkewaan makes its way across the stream
The first (and larger) likkewaan on the bank of the little stream
The other Hamerkop in the front of the photo with the second, smaller likkewaan, above it in the photo, wandering in the stream while the first likkewaan (top right) walks up the bank
Both Hamerkops in the photo now with the second likkewaan in the background
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