I was giving the wetlands crew a hand this morning - I knocked off from spraying on the golf course to give a hand .... spraying. Lot of it going around!
As usual I was trying to identify many of the bird calls I was hearing - BFCuckoo-shrike, Little Grassbird, etc and suddenly heard the 'dek, dek, dek', of the Sacred Kingfisher. I looked around for the nearest bare tree to see a pair surveying the spraying team. It was nearly smoko so I grabbed the camera and took a couple of shots.
Nice to have these sort of birds so close to town. Our wetlands are nearly surrounded with residential homes and light industry. The summer visitor list is getting quite long - all welcome though!