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Pied Kingfisher

By fishiee
Going back to 2007 for this one!

Been sorting through old photos in preparation for a talk I am doing next week (Not sure if I was wise to agree to it or not!) and have been sorting through loads of photographs I've not looked at for years and a lot I seem to have overlooked as I didn't think they were so good first time round.

First up is a Pied Kingfisher I photographed back in the days when I used to travel to Africa a lot for fishing, which is what got me into this photography lark in the first place!

This was photographed on Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria in Uganda. We'd had to make a dash for camp as a massive thunder storm rolled in and it wasn't safe to be out on the lake in a little boat, so I had a few hours photographing the masses of birds on the island until the weather cleared and we could go fishing again!

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: Paintman, DonMc, ade123 and 24 more

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DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2014 9:34PM
First class, gets my award tonight!SmileSmileSmile
Don
15 Oct 2014 9:55PM
Excellent captureSmileSmileSmilepaul
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
16 Oct 2014 2:51AM
Such a beautiful little bird. Different than what we usually see.
Hazelmouse 14 379 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2014 3:59PM
Just been seeing these lovely birds in Botswana - nicknamed Fried Kingfisher. Kept seeing them fishing over the river and then perching in VERY thorny Acacias!

Great picture - I like the rain for atmosphere.
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2014 7:39PM
A terrific shot
Ju

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