Monday, September 13, 2010

Kingfisher

It started to drizzle but I decided to take a chance; I continued to cycle around the sport complex in Kangar knowing that birds, though never participate in any games, must be perching here and there in this quiet place, in the morning.

I was proven right when a Kingfisher was spotted beside a drain. There were no fish inside this small drain. I knew that, and it should know as well.

It changed my simple understanding about a Kingfisher in the next minute: a "fisher" catches not only fish, this king feeds on centipedes as well.

But then, is a butterfly a piece of butter that flies? Maybe a butterfly will let me know the next time I visit Cerok Tokun.

28 comments:

silent moments said...

lovely captures! esp. the last one which lasts only seconds ... great timing!

George said...

These are very good pictures of the kingfisher. I'm glad he cooperated and caught a 'fish' while you were there to get a photo.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I think he doesn't fish for kings either. I love this bird that you have shown us. I'm still hoping for pictures of our also beautiful kingfisher to show you some time.

Tabib said...

This King will cache any small creatures.
Beautiful catch (for you and the King)

fufu said...

wow last picture! KUDOS!!

wenn said...

awesome kingfisher!

Icy BC said...

What a beautiful and colorful bird you've captured, Rainfield. It's always a treat to visit your blog!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh these are nice shots of this little guy!! Well I think they resemble a few sea creatures anyway!!

Frieda said...

Those pictures are great. What a beautiful bird...

wiseacre said...

Yummy.

Nice catch to add to your bird collection

Cheryl said...

What a striking bird. And I think he was waiting for you to come along and snap his photo!

Life Ramblings said...

what a handsome fella. wow, did you cycle all the way from Penang to Kangar?

The Retired One said...

A very neat bird! Loved the blue on it's wings....

AVCr8teur said...

Nice photos of the bird. Maybe it's the king of fishing. It can catch anything.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Smart photos Rainfield!

rainfield61 said...

I hope I am adventurous enough to cycle from Penang to Kangar.

Anyhow, all these birds are sporty enough to reside in this place.

They may cheer the athletes or the sport men up at anytime.

CH said...

A Kingfisher eats fish, a butterfly eats butter..

Hehehehe...

Ann said...

My head is full of kookabura as I was reading into the court case because of this song. My first glance of your bird is that's a kookabura. Then I remember it is a kingfisher. so They look alike.

Mei Teng said...

The blue in its feathers is beautiful. I have never really seen a kingfisher up close. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

What a beautiful bird! Well captured too!!

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

What a beautiful bird! Well captured too!!

Ruthi said...

hahahaha... very funny. a piece of butter that flies. your humor really adds color to your post. keep it up.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Have a safe journey back home! My parent had several incident where they found dead kingfisher in their pond. Poor poor thing. The fish in the pond were too big for them anyway.

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, I love your kingfisher shots. The last with the centipede is great. I guess they will eat anything. Wonderful captures.

RNSANE said...

A handsome bird and he got a bite to eat on that rainy morning.

Ayie said...

and there goes his catch!

beautiful bird!

betchai said...

that kingfisher looks so handsome.

Harumi said...

Wow.. yet another great discovery coupled with awesome set of photos! The birdie looks gorgeous. ^__^