27 November 2014

Common Kingfishers at Sabkhat Al Fasl – Bird records by Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts was birding at Sabkhat Al Fasl in early November and mentioned he had seen plenty of Common Kingfishers and said he had taken a photo of one eating a fish. Phil sent me a couple of the photos and has kindly allowed me to use them on my website. He has captured the Kingfisher throwing the fish up to get it in a better position to eat in one of the photos. The bird eating the fish is a female as it has a red base to the bill whilst the bird with the completely black bill is a male. Sabkhat Al Fasl is an excellent place to see Common Kingfishers but they are not easy to photograph so Phil has done very well to obtain these photos of the species particularly when you take the action into account.