Monday, May 31, 2010

Little Kingfisher tests the reflexes

Tested reflexes by trying to catch Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla) on the dive yesterday.

Bird won 149-1. Well, almost one. And maybe it was 249 duds.

Anyway, just near enough to encourage more efforts.

Meanwhile, Shining Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto) juveniles doing well.

Female parent was doing almost all the feeding.

Male now doing some, because one juvenile chasing it.

May species count: 112, very slightly down on most of previous six years.

3 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
An endless challenge I should imagine - seeking the perfect Kingfisher photo.
Yours are great.
Only ones I've seen better turned out to be trickery, with underwater lenses and electronic tripping devices, all set up in a German Zoo.
So, for "real photography" you're right up there.
Cheers
Denis

Snail said...

Reflexes tested and passed with ... er ... flying colours!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: To be fair, there have been some taken in the wild, though with more gear than I've got. Today, shire workers putting paving in the area. No birds about.

Hi Bronwyn: Is it true reflexes get faster once one turns 70? No? Oh, well ...