Thursday, 14 April 2011

Birds and More Birds

Purple Swamphen

Glossy Ibis

Long Tailed Shrike

Stork Billed Kingfisher

White Browed Wagtail

White Rumped Munia

Yellow Wattled Lapwing
Another selection of some of the birds we encountered. The Yellow Wattled Lapwing was sitting on 4 eggs in scrub by the side of a footpath and we were worried her eggs might get stood on. We discreetly checked the nest regularly and had hoped they would hatch before we left but we shall never know if they all hatched and survived. Lets hope so, such a lovely bird :) I was very lucky to grab a photo of the Stork Billed Kingfisher, we were on a boat in the backwaters looking for crocodiles (we had 5!), I was watching the edges of the mangroves when I glanced up and spotted the SBK, my reactions must be good, I had seconds to raise the camera/lens as we floated past.

1 comment:

  1. Hello friends,

    All birds are looking so beautiful and cute. Stork-billed kingfisher is a species of a variety of well-wooded habitats near lakes, rivers or coasts. It perches quietly whilst seeking food and is often inconspicuous despite its size. It is territorial and will chase away eagles and other large predators. This species hunts fish, frogs, crabs, rodents and young birds. Thanks a lot!

    Wildlife Photographer