10 August 2010
On this day (August 10th....................
August 10th 2006.
A fearless young Ruddy Kingfisher at Onuma, it has fledged only a couple of weeks earlier. I was very lucky to get this shot, most of the regular gaggle of photographers with huge lenses missed the opportunity. This was in the forest and I was mercilessly bitten by the mosquitoes which were unbelievably thirsty.
Digiscoped images are usually best if a) the bird is close and b) it doesn't move. This individual ticked both boxes.
Another 'I wish I'd had a decent camera with me' moments, I've never been as near to one since.
Labels: Ruddy Kingfisher