I find it funny that when I look back on all my kingfisher photos, I am only ever really happy with the last few days worth. I know I am getting closer to the birds now and it is making a huge difference to the resulting images but even so, my favourites are always from the current shoots.

I store all my images by date and venue rather than by bird species, so I never really look at all of the kingfisher images in one go. I could use Lightroom to view them but I just haven’t really seen the point. Looking at how many I now have, perhaps the point would be to cull some of them to make more room on the hard drive.

People often ask what I do with my images other than posting them on this blog. At the moment pretty much nothing! I enter the odd one or two into competitions but the rest sit safely on several hard drives waiting to have a purpose. I wonder if I have enough of a sufficient quality to produce a book about Kingfishers. Now that would be a fun project!
Sitting out at the Inlet for hours on end just watching the birds, I learn a lot about their behaviour and that of the other birds that live within their environment. I have even watched the crabs move about in short bursts of movement together in an effort to avoid being singled out as a meal. I would love to know how they co-ordinate their movements so well.

While the co-ordination of the crabs is fascinating to watch, it doesn’t save them. The kingfishers can spot them from a great distance and are so fast the crabs just don’t stand a chance. Lucky for them their population numbers are so high otherwise an entire food chain might collapse.

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