Red-backed Kingfisher drops in

Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) seldom shows up around locally, preferring a drier, quieter life inland.

But bird above has become attached to a fallen tree in a coastal paddock which appears to offer plenty of small prey.

Have not, as yet, been able to get close enough, even when perch shifts to post.

Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides), on same fenceline, proved a little more obliging the other day.
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Snail said…
That's a great catch, nabbing the kingfisher just as it's landing!
Tyto Tony said…
Ah! the magic of burst mode. All credit to camera.

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