Hammerkop (a bird) by zambianlass

Hammerkop (a bird)

"Into the nest flies a hammerkop; out of the nest slithers a snake! Is it a shape-changer? That is once what some people believed about this bird with the hammer-shaped head. In fact, the hammerkop builds such a big, complex nest that snakes and many other creatures—including bees, mongooses, and lizards—may all call it home."

Hammerkops live in pairs but also gather in groups.

Hammerkops are wading birds with partially webbed feet. They usually feed alone or in pairs during the morning in shallow water sources and roost in trees at midday.

Sorry for the horrors that the snake gave you yesterday. I am still recovering from it too!!
Terrific capture...I love all of the different bird species.
January 3rd, 2021  
Interesting bird. Love the reflection!
January 3rd, 2021  
365 is great for learning new things. Thank you the information. Don’t think that I would be too keen to share the nest.
January 3rd, 2021  
A lovely capture and great reflections.Fav🙂
January 3rd, 2021  
Wonderful reflection
January 3rd, 2021  
I saw a pair of Hammerkops in Chicago zoo and was standing very close to them. Amazing large birds.
January 3rd, 2021  
Great to see one in the wild. We have a pair in our local zoo!
January 3rd, 2021  
oh that is lovely
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful capture and reflections.
January 3rd, 2021  
Love the gentle curve of the post, ending with the colour co-ordinated bird.
January 3rd, 2021  
Incredible capture and a fascinating bird
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful shot! And interesting info
January 3rd, 2021  
Great capture and reflections
January 3rd, 2021  
Wonderful shot!
January 3rd, 2021  
Great shot, interesting info
January 3rd, 2021  
Great shot
January 3rd, 2021  
Cool composition with the reflection
January 4th, 2021  
Great capture
January 4th, 2021  
Fascinating
January 4th, 2021  
What nice focusing
January 4th, 2021  
Great image. Love the reflection.
January 4th, 2021  
Wow, superb, fav!
January 4th, 2021  
Great shot! I like the reflection in the wavy water.
January 4th, 2021  
Very attractive composition
January 4th, 2021  
wonderful composition
January 4th, 2021  
What a beauty, love the rippled reflections too.
January 4th, 2021  
The reflection give the perch a cool bend! Awesome shot.
January 4th, 2021  
Beautiful.
January 4th, 2021  
Oh, so wonderful! Love the solitary feel
January 4th, 2021  
Love this
January 8th, 2021  
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