09 May, 2010

Blue-Banded Kingfisher

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.







  1. Congratulation!
    This one is not as colourful as Blue-eared.
    How many Kings you managed to 'captured' so far?

  2. Yes, finally got him. So far 8 Kingfishers.
    She's actually very colourful but the lighting condition was not very favourable ( The flash was still OFF!). That's why I categorised the mission as half accomplished.

  3. Congrats Madi Got the other babbler but pic not so good deep into the stream..............

  4. Hurray! Hard work and extreme patience finally paid off! You are MIke kaki now.
    I wanted pix badly though I got many from the old camera. No standard lah!