The Scruffy One

Posted by
Peter (Warkworth, New Zealand) on 21 October 2019 in Animal & Insect.

I named this bird 'Scruff' for obvious reasons; a local kingfisher who visits my bare silk tree quite often. He (or she) has a very sharp eye and I have seen it swoop down suddenly and pull an earthworm from the ground or snatch a skink from the grass with that fearsome beak and fly back up to it's branch to swallow the meal.

Canon EOS 6D 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 277 mm

Time to shoot a few snaps but still - Rather short of time at present with study and work but having a look at everyone's splendid images when I can.