Time to get back into practice.
The sacred kingfishers (Halcyon sancta) are on their way back. I saw just one yesterday, but a friend who put more effort into it than I did, sat under her camouflage net for two hours, and saw three at one time. My admiration goes also to her husband who sat patiently in the car reading his kindle throughout. Anyway, the one kingfisher I saw was fairly skittish and moved to a distant perch each time I attempted to sidle closer.
As a result, these images are small crops from the bigger picture, with the inevitable concessions to digital noise.
Despite my reservations, the bird was feeding frequently, so I was offered several opportunities to catch it in action.
Today is turbulent with the wind gusting around 30 km/h … no likelihood of birds today.