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Red-backed Kingfisher | by petefeats
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Red-backed Kingfisher

A new bird for me! Never saw one in my travels in the west but this one came to the western burbs of Brisbane. It was fairly unconcerned by my presence and after it dived on a spider it even returned to the power line much closer to the car to eat it!

Of course I got no shots of that as I had a flat battery!

I didn't think I had even gotten one shot of it from further away as the camera shut down again with a flat battery just as I heard the shutter go. But the pixels had done their work! Phew! :)

Big crop. Record shot.

Edit: Went back today and it was still hanging around the same area and still catching fat spiders. I don't know if I got any better shots. Will look tomorrow.

 

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Taken on October 3, 2017