28 July, 2009

Blue-Eared Kingfishers 2

26 July 2009, Kemensah, Selangor

They probably got the news that Tabib was coming all the way from Raub so the reception party was out in full.

To start the ball rolling we were greeted by not 1, not 2 but 3 Blue-Eared Kingfishers. An adult, an advanced juvenile and a young juvenile. Had Yen been there they would probably have sent a whole squadron of Blue-Eared Kingfishers!_DSC1227

This adult male is quite well nourished judging by the tummy. The young juvenile was quite aggressive in diving for fish with poor success rate.







The advanced juvenile diving head first towards a prey and the reward was an unfortunate little molly.


  1. Thanks for showing me this blue gems.
    oh, that green 'menerong' spoils the perfect catch.
    Never mind, you will get the perfect shot this weekend.

  2. I came here through Tabib's blog drawn by the Blue-eared Kingfishers. This is quite a treat. It is a very high profile bird in SL. Thank you for sharing these.

  3. nice attempt on the dive shot, I bet you must fired at least couple of hundred shots just to get that, try again and keep trying...you will get one decent shot soon enough.