Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday 219 - Collared Kingfisher

Rather far from well here, so here are some Collared Kingfishers, which (surprise, surprise) where taken in Darwin.

With luck, I'll be back up to full speed in a day or so.

You can (just) see a crab in the beak of the bird in the first image.







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32 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

all kingfishers are beautiful and interesting birds. Can´t remember seeing this one.

Take care and get well
:)
Monica

Beth said...

The beaks on Kingfishers are amazing!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Handsome bird! The beak is impressive.

Brian King said...

What impressive pliers these guys have! The crabs don't stand a chance!

Sharon Wagner said...

A tasty snack. I'm sure.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Sending "POTP" for health improvements! YAM xx

Chris Rohrer said...

All Kingfishers are good looking birds. This is a new one for me. Nice photos!

Chris Rohrer said...

And PS. Feel better!

Rhodesia said...

Love Kingfishers. Get well soon, iane

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) A great bird to share, not one I know, and very different from the Kingfishers I'm used to seeing with much smaller beaks. Many thank for hosting, and Get well soon.:)

Andrew Fulton said...

A lovely bird Stewart...

firaszphotography said...

Beautiful images you got!
Cheers, Firasz

TexWisGirl said...

neat fellow with huge bill/beak!

Mosura said...

Get well soon!
Great shots of the kingfisher.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I do believe that is the biggest beak! I hope you feel better soon.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos Stewart! Sorry that you aren't "up to speed" and hope you get there soon.

Denise inVA said...

It's a great bird with a very interesting beak. Great shots as always. Hope you feel 100 percent soon Stewart.

Margaret Adamson said...

A great bird to photograph. Thanks for hosting and I hope youj have a good week

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh my ... still under the weather. Fluids, rest and if you have a drink like Gatorade, then drink some or any other electrolyte replacements (ask your pharmacist). Sorry, been there done that and it isn't fun. How is the rest of the family? Your Kingfisher is quite different. A very large beak gives him even more of a cartoonish look than other Kingfishers ... but a handsome bird non-the-less and crab for dinner ... how lucky is that? :) Hope you are feeling better soon ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What an amazing bird your collared kingfisher is. I love the way its beak curls upwards.
Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week :)

TheChieftess said...

That beak looks lethal!!! Hope you feel better soon Stewart!

Missy George said...

Great shots..That beak could do a lot of damage if it wanted too..Sorry you aren't better yet..Feel better soon..

Liz Needle said...

Lovely kingfisher. We have had a Sacred Kingfisher here for a couple of days. First in years. Hope you get over your ailment and feel better soon.

Dave Lewis said...

Yoiks! What a set of choppers he has!

Linda said...

Well photographed. Looks like he had a nice meal.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautifully captured...

Lady Fi said...

Wowza - superb shots.

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful Bird!

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! They have quite the beaks. Enjoyed your photos!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great series of images ... Greetings ..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope you are all well at your house by now. lovely pictures of the Kingfisher -- a new (virtual) bird for me. Fun to catch him enjoying lunch, or getting ready to anyway.