Jan 14, 2012

The many expressions of a Black-capped Kingfisher

This specie was one of the target bird for this birding trip. Almost half way into the trip and still no sign of it's appearance. But luck was with us when it flew out from the mangrove swamp to perch on a tree near the river's edge. It was still not visible due in part to the thick foliage of the tree. We patiently waited. Some 20 minutes later it flew out to snatch a shell fish and flew back to it's perch.. It all happened so fast. We missed this chance.

It was another half hour wait and this time it flew to an open perch atop a thin branch in open view. We had a field day with the shots and below are a selection.

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