13 November 2013

Sacred Kingfisher

looking for a road to somewhere special?

and cool in the shadows?

Well that wasn't it - it looked like it for a moment, but that's actually a dry-creek bed ....

so back to this track then, where a Yellow Robin was calling 


and then seen, fleetingly ..the only snapshot 'evidence' as he tucked his head around; I tried


further along though, and then BINGO!  A stunning luminescent Sacred Kingfisher soaking up some sunshine. 

 Just hoping now, that it'll stay around a moment for more pics.

you handsome bird; would love to see the front of you too


oh .. that's good!


maybe even better :) 

thanks Mr Kingfisher; or just maybe this is the Queen?

Location: Bingara, inland N.S.W.


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32 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful bird photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

mick said...

Beautiful scenery and very beautiful bird. Kingfishers just won't sit still long enough for me to take good photos.

Andrea said...

Kingfisher's are such quirky little birds ... I just love them. Ours would seem to be bigger, but less colorful ... mostly green but I think they all act the same. Glad you persevered because the pictures are wonderful.

Andrea @ From The Sol

TexWisGirl said...

stunning guy!

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Very nice!

Christian Weiß said...

Great area and a beautiful bird.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous Kingfisher, the colors are pretty. Great sighting and photos.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow, what a stunning bird. You must be the kingfisher whisperer.

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - I've never even heard of a Sacred Kingfisher - It's absolutely gorgeous, and a great find for you! Terrific photos you took of him/her.

Jeanne said...

That kingfisher is just a gorgeous bird. YOu made me laugh with that first road... I once had a friend that was a real "city boy" and went camping. Guess where he pitched his tent, and guess what happened in the middle of the night. Last camping trip for him

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome bird. i am curious - he looks to be the size of a hummingbird in one shot ... is that correct or not? i wonder? i might google it ... ( :

Brian King said...

Gorgeous bird! These are great, Carole! I've tried and tried to get photos of the Kingfishers at a nearby lake, but the buggers won't sit still. Love those trees, too!

Karen said...

What a beauty! He posed perfectly for you!

Pete Shanley said...

Very nice! A handsome specimen!

grammie g said...

Hi Carole... Wow he is gorgeous, lucky for you he was cooperative so you could get these great shot's!!
Looks like a lovely area there too!!

Grace

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a pretty boy and he posed so nicely for you!

Linley S said...

A lovely walk along that track. What a delight the beautiful kingfisher is. Great photos Carole. You struck it colourful with the robin as well.

Neil said...

Great series hope that creek get some water in it soon.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole A lovleyplace for awander and thatKingfisher is a lovely bird. He posed well for you.

Joop Zand said...

It's very nice there....and your pictures are again lovely... i like that kingfisher very much....compliments.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Irma said...

Great photos, the kingfisher is so beautiful.
Very well photographed Carole.
Greetings Irma

Dave said...

Marvellous bird, Kingfishers are good to have around.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Such a beautiful bird!

DeniseinVA said...

What a little beauty! Great photos Carole!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

What a beautiful bird! The blue feathers are amazing!

Many greetings from the Netherlands,
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh incredible Carole! Thank you for sharing this amazing bird....and I love how it turned around when you asked it to! ;))

Jan Castle said...

STUNNING ! Boy you sure had me fooled with the first two pics of the "road"!!!! Glad there were no flash floods!
Gorgeous bird pics Carole!!!!

Carole M. said...

Beth, they are smallish, but not as wee as your hummers

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - and so nice of him (or her!) to turn around!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this wonderful and special bird. I love it !
Best regards, Synnöve

bailey-road.com said...

He's a beauty!

Wally Jones said...

I'd be tempted to hike that creek bed! And hope it wasn't raining upstream!

Beautiful photo of your Kingfisher, Carole!