8th May 2010, Kemensah, Selangor.
I’ve been on Mission Blue Banded for three weeks now. He is one elusive Kingfisher; no pictures to show over that period although I’ve sighted him several times .
It was almost 8.30am when I reached the target area, a dimly lit stretch of the stream beneath a clump of tall bamboos where he had been previously spotted . Looked through the viewfinder as I was about to complete the equipment setup and to my surprise there he was on the overflow pipe. Only managed two hurriedly taken shots before he disappeared. A male Blue-Banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona peninsulae), a lifer.
Mission Blue Banded is only half accomplished- will still continue to get better pictures.