Monday, 25 April 2011
This time of year there seem to be an abundance of Kotare (Kingfishers) about. With their brilliant colours they are a great photographic subject. Unfortunately they are quite wary birds so I never seem to get as close as I want.
The last two pics were taken early morning at the marina near the yacht club. The pointed metal cones have been fitted to the wharf poles in an effort to stop birds perching on them (and therefore reduce the bird poo they produce.) It seems to work too, at least for the gulls and shags but the kingfishers aren't in the least daunted. They make a great lookout for them to spot fish and crabs in the water below.