We love this brilliant shot of the Pied Kingfisher by @saswatmishra14 the Bhitara Kanika National Park in the #Kendrapara district of Odisha.
About three and half hours drive away from #bhubaneshwar , the national park is known for its fierce saltwater crocodiles and migratory winter birds. There are plenty of deers and wild boars too if you are willing to spend a memorable night in the jungle eco-cottage run by the govt. ecotoursim dept. And don't miss a walk through the jungle in the #kanika island and a croc-spotting boat ride in the creeks.
Beside the popular Common Kingfisher with the photographers at PRP, the Stork-Billed Kingfisher #鹳嘴翡翠 there is also hard to missed.
This guy was waiting in the tree. Suddenly heard a splash, I knew it caught something from the canal. I ran after it and caught a few, not so ideal shots, of it with a fish in its beak, under the shaded canopy of a tree.
Unable to eat in peace with me there, it decided to change dining location and flew away.
Such a beautiful bird the Kōtare (Kingfisher). This was painted toward the end of last year when these delightful characters were popping up everywhere for me. A painting friend lent me her beautiful blue metallic paint to get the blue shimmer of the head and wings just right. You’ll have to imagine the blue shimmer like a butterfly wings 🦋✨as it won’t show up in my photo. “Maori admired Kōtare for being like a watchful sentry. The word Kōtare sometimes referred to the elevated platform in a pa, used to watch for enemies.” (ref teara.govt.nz) 💙 #kingfishers#kotare#watercolourpaint#metallicblue#vibrantcolours#colourlover#natureinspiredart#artsharingpage
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Guys... did you know a group of Kingfishers is called a clique?? No wonder they seem a bit stand-offish with the Galahs #youcantsitwithus#butontuesdaystheyDOwearpink having said that, these guys are very friendly, I promise! They will whisper little positive affirmations in your ear all day and have you feeling great!* #yougotthis#yourbuttlooksgreat .
Our itty bitty Kingfishers as well as all our other flock members will be available on the 9th of February at 8pm AEDT! Eeeeeek! Not long now!
🔷️ A flash of kingfisher blue 🔷️ I do not consider myself a birder at all, but if a #kingfisher lands infront of me.. Then I'm quite happy😇 After owls probably my favorite birds from 🇱🇺. The kingfisher was checking out a small ditch for fish, but after a few attempts without success it flew away.
The perfect end to a very special day. Part one of today to come tomorrow. Part 2 was a gorgeous supper at The White House with beautiful Missy and then the joy of hearing baby kingfishers in their nest.
The same Common Kingfisher #普通翠鸟 from the earlier Dive posting. This set I shot with WL's micro-sensor camera that had a longer reach, hence the nearer perspective.
Also overheard the photographers beside me discussing the best angle to give better colors for its background, so I moved myself a bit to get some different background colors to the images. Hmm... still like the greenish background better.