A bird for a change!
One big suprise in Crete was the number of kingfishers. They were virtually everywhere we went on the coast, and sometimes we'd see two or three together. I understand they migrate over from the continent for the winter. I never realised they could travel that far over water!
Slightly dodgy walking about with a 400mm telephoto lense with all the sunbathers on the beach, but the result was this shot from about 10m away. Never managed to get this close to one with a camera in my hand before. It's a pity it's not sitting on a reed by a river - it's sitting on a wall looking for fish in the sea , but I was quite chuffed none the less
I also never realised they fed in salt water!
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