Felt really pleased to spot a pair of Spotted Dikkop on the vacant plot immediately behind our house. It looks like they might be nesting there which is pretty cool.

These are quite common in the South Africa but it's the first time I've seen them so close to home.

I'm guessing a bit of derelict ground like this is perfect for it as it seeks out lizards and other small creatures to eat. Especially as the water table is saturated after the floods, which has driven many small creatures up to the surface.

This is the mate of the one above


Not such a great pic but it shows them together

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  1. We live in a complex on the Mossel Bay coast and we have a pair of Spotted Dikkop that regularly join us for a braai. They are tame enought to take a piece of boerewors meat from our feet.

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