The Water Thick-knee, also known as a Dikkop or in Afrikaans as a Waterdikkop is a common resident around rivers, lakesides and lagoons. They are normally found in pairs, mainly nocturnal but some activity by day
We saw these Water thick-knees at Intaka Island, they were running around a fair bit but when something flew overhead, they lay down flat in the vegetation hoping not to be seen.
They are quite strange looking birds and as we live quite close to a wetland our neighbour 3 doors down has a pair in her front garden, they have been there now for about six years. We hope they will be there for many years longer.