Interesting morning of birding

To: Brian & Meg <>, "" <>
Subject: Interesting morning of birding
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 03:35:46 +0000
Hi Brian and Meg,

I can't recall three species together but a few years back I was watching a
Sacred Kingfisher on a mudflat at Ukerabagh Island Nature Reserve at Tweed
Heads, NSW when a much larger Collared Kingfisher flew in and chased it off.
On another occasion I was driving on Woodford Island, NSW, when a kingfisher
flew across in front of our vehicle.  I thought Forest Kingfisher as I was
sure that I saw the white wing spots but when we stopped there was a Sacred
Kingfisher looking down at us.  I thought that I was going mad until I look
higher in the same tree and there was a Forest Kingfisher!  I have also
observed Forest and Sacred Kingfishers fighting over a nesting site.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153  | 0429 601 960

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian & Meg
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 4:19 PM
Subject: Interesting morning of birding

Hi. This has never happened to us before and we’re not sure if it’s happened
to others – we saw 3 species of Kingfisher while standing in the one spot.
Here on Bribie Island, we were standing beside a fresh-water swamp &
waterhole area when we saw a pr of Azure KFs just 12 metres in front of us.
One of these flew past and behind us – turning around we then noticed a pr
of Forest KFs on the powerline above. Looking up along the road, we saw a
single Sacred KF sitting on another powerline and then it got chased by its
mate. We looked around for the resident Kookaburras to make it a quadrella
but it didn’t put in an appearance.
Brian & Meg
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