Seeing and believing swallowed up

Bit of love and sharing between species? Nope, just an ambiguous picture. Sacred Kingfisher pounced on grasshopper and flew up to cottonwood branch. Rainbow Bee-eater turned casually to eye the newcomer. Grasshopper vanished down kingfisher gullet in a flash. Birds flew off a few seconds later.

Close by, my toothy mate at Mungalla Station begins a leisurely descent to the security of his or her waterhole:  3-3.5m of Saltwater Crocodile menace looks unthreatening. Another case of appearances being deceptive.   

Another breezy day, another shot of male Leaden Flycatcher clinging to a fence. Missing pieces? Bits of steel cloned out. Another picture doing a bit of fibbing.

Comments

Snail said…
What an encounter between those two glorious birds. Not sure if my money would go on the tenacious kingfisher or the nimble bee-eater.

I once saw a kookaburra grab a big, fat grub from a lawn and fly back to its favourite branch, triumphant --- only to have its prize snatched from its beak by a drongo. A drongo that got out of there very quickly.
Tony Ashton said…
Drongos are notorious pirates, almost frigatebirds of the forests. Not sure bee-eaters really go much on nonflying prey.
J Gray said…
Beautiful image of the kingfisher and bee-eater, what a spectacular pair!

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