A pair of Sacred Kingfishers nest in a nearby paddock in a dead willow tree and is obliging me with acrobatics and flying displays.
Sacred Kingfishers are normally greener - this small open ground bird may have a little Forest Kingfisher in the mix.
I first saw one of these little guys back at the start of the year - it was nice to find a pair and a nest.
|Initial profile sighting - Sacred Kingfisher|
|High zoom and motion blur. Sacred Kingfisher|
At that time, a friend suggested it could be one of 3 possibilities, Forest Kingfisher, Scared Kingfisher or the Collared Kingfisher pointing out that it is very hard to tell the 3 apart without clear lighting.
More birds of South Eastern Australia: http://www.silenttheory.net/2015/12/wild-birds.html