Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Azures no sure thing

Pair of  Azure Kingfishers (Ceyx azureus) busy around one wide creek pond in Tyto lately. Finally snuck up one one bird yesterday, though didn't get quite close enough.

Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) also hard to walk up on, so this bird was unusually tolerant but didn't respond to request to show off back colours. 
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Richard Waring said...

Lovely shots of the Azure, and have had similar rebuffs by various birds when requesting the turn around please, so don't feel special! :-) Love the blog, keep posting!

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Richard. We obviously lack Doolittle's knack.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony.
Great photos, and in fact, great birds.
I am very fond of Azures, though I seldom see them here.

Tyto Tony said...

Gidday Denis: Wish I saw them more often too. Hope you're keeping dry down there.

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