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Friday, 22 October 2010

A Beautiful Common Kingfisher

The hot and humid summer has finally gone. We will be seeing more and more birds in Hong Kong from now on as the winter migratory birds from Northern China begin arriving. 

   A couple of days ago,  I went out to a nature park and spotted a Common Kingfisher fishing on a pond. I haven’t  seen any kingfishers the whole summer and I was so pleased to see one at last. 

Usually the kingfishers are very shy and always keep their distance from people, but this one was probably too preoccupied to take any notice of me. I couldn’t believe my luck as I was able to get some close shots of this beautiful bird.


Bob Bushell said...

A nice Kingfisher. So hard to photograph.

Mike Barth said...

Very nice captures !

Sam and Lisa said...

A wonderful species and stunning photography.

Zane said...

Excellent photos of such colourful birds.


Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

The kingfisher is not an easy bird to photograph. You've gone a really good job!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice and colorful bird,
these pictures are great.

thanks for your reaction on my blog.

Greetings and a nice weekend, Joop

Janny said...

Very beautiful bird its the IJsbird ?
Beautiful colors
Thanks for visit my blog
Regards Janny

Chris said...

Oh my... That is simply one of my dream... I've been trying hard in France and only saw them diving in front of my eyes but did not get any pictures. Yours are simply perfect!

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos, I'm so envious! I have been looking for one for the last two years with no success

Carol said...

What a beautiful bird...I love the shot with it's wings up. It definately isn't "common".