Waterhens are easily spotted by the water's edge in our parks and nature reserves. Usually, they are very quick to get away from people who go near them. This waterhen however, was not too concerned about my presence even though I went rather close to it to take these photos. It probably knew that it was a protected specie and in broad daylight I was not seen as danger. It could also be that I learned how to move slowly and cautiously so as not to alarm these birds unnecessarily.