Sunday, November 16, 2008

City slickers

This family of dikkops were observed in Richmond Hill yesterday. Despite their natural habitat being systematically eroded by urbanization, these birds have managed to adapt well to city life. Normally they will be found in open fields, but these birds have somehow ended up in a very built up area, where there is a risk to the chick, from cats and dogs.
Lets hope they have the sense to relocate to a more suitable area.
For another picture of the mother and her chick, go to the max files.

1 comment:

  1. Oh too gorgeous! It always amazes me how some wild animals can adapt and make a life despite man's relentless encroachment. I do agree though - until it can fly this little chap is is grave danger!