16 November 2008

Pavement specials - Dikkop


This family of Dikkops were observed in Richmond Hill this weekend. I am always amazed at how many birds manage to adapt to city life. My only hope is that they move to a less populated area, where there will be more chance for the chick to survive.
For a picture of the whole family, go to Port Elizabeth Daily Photo.

12 comments:

Firefly said...

I also hope they move to a place where the little one can be brought up savely. On the other hand they sat on and protected the egg for the incubation period so they may just have a save spot and this was just a day out on the town.

willow said...

What a beautiful bird! A truly amazing photo!

LiD said...

Look at her eye - so large and yellow - almost like a cat's eye. Such a stunning photo. I hope the young one will make it safely into adulthood. You are so blessed with the willife you have to photograph Max-e.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A cool shot of a beautiful bird.

Roland Hulme said...

Oh, how sweet! My mother told me about Dikkops from when she used to live in Africa. Now I know what they look like.

Neva said...

I have never heard of these....I love learning new things!

Leedra said...

Great photograph

Kay said...

What a fabulous photo of this dikkops. I've never seen one before.

Anna said...

And here is my favorite subject, lol, the birds. Very nice shot, and so close too. Anna :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

what cuties i have never seen these before fabulous birds

tangas usadas said...

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Bozoplay aka Bozo said...

I live nearby in Bolton and grew up in Toronto. It never ceases to amaze me as to how mother nature adapts to urban development. Never fear, the chick will find a way to survive.

Beautiful picture. I still have a hard time believing it was taken in Richmond Hill.