A few of my favourite things..

Sacred Kingfisher

sacred green-kingfisher

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and turning for the camera..

sacred-kingfisher

There is a family of three, living near our house.   I would like to know where they are nesting, as typically kingfishers will nest in the banks of creeks, or in termite nests.  We are short on both commoditites.

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5 responses

  1. burstmode

    That is a very pretty bird, well captured.

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    January 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

  2. I love this species of bird. I am sure you know this, but they are part of the Kookaburra family.

    About 8 years ago, when I was living in Brisbane, I found a baby one near our front door. It was such a baby. We called a wild life care giver, and they took care of it. They told me what it was, or else I would never have known. I hope it lived. They are not that common apparently.

    I just love your photos Mrs BB, and enjoy seeing what you bless us with next.

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    February 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

  3. Thanks for your kind comments, Burstmode.

    Amanda, I love these too. Kookaburras are great, but the colours of these are royal. I once had a tiny blue one fly into a window and fall stunned beside me. I held it in my hand for a few seconds, and it flew away: I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world 🙂

    Now that we are pet free (for the present, I can’t say how long I will withstand the pressure 😉 ) one of the plans for the year is to investigate the wildlife carer volunteering. I have wanted to do it for some time, but with a cat, and then a new baby, it was not practical. I can only image how privileged I would feel to care for a little king fisher – or my dream of dreams – a little sugar glider!

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    February 2, 2009 at 2:01 am

  4. vimal

    in the second pic, it looks like it’s singing 😀

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    February 3, 2009 at 2:14 am

  5. Vimal, this little one was calling the parents, who were a little off to the side. They are very pretty to look at, but not the most tuneful of songsters! Thanks for you comment 🙂

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    February 3, 2009 at 7:58 am

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