Tuesday, February 21, 2012

WBW/ White-breasted kingfisher





Although I haven't been posting I had taken quite a few shots of birds over the past few weeks. A White-breasted kingfisher often comes and sits on the wires close to our house. Usually I manage a blurry blue with my camera but the other day I happened to be on the balcony upstairs and as luck would have it the kingfisher landed on the wires. I got enough time to get these shots. It's amazing to see the beak from close quarters despite knowing that kingfishers are meant to be that way....


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19 comments:

Gary said...

Stunning bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ShySongbird said...

How beautiful!! You are so lucky, Kanak. We have Kingfishers here but I haven't seen one for a long time and never managed a photo at all. Yours is much bigger than ours, about twice the size I think and the colouring is a little different too.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Very unusual, yet beautiful bird. You were very lucky to get such a great photo opportunity.

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous bird and superb captures! How wonderful to be able to capture photos like this! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Andrew said...

A stunning Kingfisher to see..
Thanks for sharing your beautiful images..

John said...

What a stunning bird! How lucky you are to have it perching outside your house, I am jealous! ;)
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joo said...

Such a lovely little creature!

Ginny said...

That is some beak on this bird!!! You got really good pictures! I have seen a kingfisher fish, but doubt if it was this particular kind.

mick said...

Great photos of the Kingfisher. The colors are beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful colors and a gorgeous kingfisher. What a great sighting and photo.

holdingmoments said...

An amazing bill on this beauty.

Carletta said...

Oh my gosh, what wonderful coloring! I had no idea.
Thanks for sharing this beauty - lovely shots!

heyBJK said...

Wow! Look at the bill on that thing! What a cool bird! Great colors!

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like the red-breasted kingfisher that visits our pond...

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shot. Beautiful bird!

Springman said...

Awesome kingfisher! I would love to see one. I can well imagine your excitment at getting these great images!
Cheers!

NewMexiKen said...

That kingfisher is beautiful!

Anita Kumar said...

Awesome shots!

NatureStop said...

Great captures Kanak.