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Forest Kingfisher

Forest Kingfisher

The next several pictures were all taken within a short time of one another at an abandoned fire hydrant dating back to World War II. Underneath it is a small pool of water, kept fresh by a leaking pipe, and all around is an ever-changing, ever-present population of drinkers and bathers. Itís probably still there, and undoubtedly just as popular.

This picture and the next are from a sequence that always makes me chuckle: the little Forest Kingfisher gets wetter, and wetter, and wetter, possibly on the theory that one dip is good, and ten dips is gooder.

Forest Kingfisher

Todiramphus macleayii

Charles Darwin NP, NT

November 2003

Nikon Coolpix 4500

21° 19mm 100i

f/3.7 1/488th