Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 26, 2014

Kingfisher

Filed under: Birds,Cornwallis — paul @ 6:57 am
Kingfisher

Kingfisher

The tide was going out when we visited Cornwallis on Sunday. Kingfishers (kōtare, Halcyon sancta) find themselves a perch on a rock, scanning the beach for any movement. With great accuracy they dart forth to pick up crabs and similar delicacies.

2 Comments

  1. Beautifully colourful! We have kingfishers here, but not of that colour.

    Comment by William Kendall — August 26, 2014 @ 10:47 am

  2. great shot~ I love these guys!

    Comment by Amy — August 26, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

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