Pied Kingfisher…. What’s hiding in the reeds?

On my recent visit with “Boy” to Upington, work of course, I had an early morning photo session. I managed to get myself amid the reeds and the birds flew in mostly without seeing me….

This Pied Kingfisher landed three metres from me and was just not sure what the hell it could see… of course it was me…

“What the … is that the Bulldog sitting there?”


“I’m sure that is the Bulldog, but he has an odd eye…. big and black…”


“May be I should skedaddle…. but he is not moving….”


“Lets give him a portrait photo and then move… he looks as though he needs to take a breath….”


and then it flew off…..