Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Little Kingfisher talks back


Ha! Take this and the next all you who prick the pride of the Tyto knowall with your banter about the mythical Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla).


My little friend and I enjoyed many magic minutes together this morning at the footbridge to the lookout. Much more peaceful without those southern interlopers, said one of us. And the other agreed. But we both smiled, I swear. (The ALB stayed away again!)


Bit of a turnup today also, with six Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) seen here and there. 


And here's a male Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) from Saturday at the Osprey tree pool (where the LK was briefly to  be found).


Not too much action at the hide over the weekend but this Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) showed some interest in previous paperbark nesting site, and did a quick robin impression. Apparently it can't do LKs.
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2 comments:

Noushka said...

What a beauty, this Little Kingfisher!
Indeed bird family quite mythical!
Love also all your other pics!
A great discovery, your blog!
Keep up the good job for I'll be definitively back!! :)
Wee done!

Tyto Tony said...

Thank you, Noushka. Good to hear from another Odo lover.