This spring has seen an influx of Sacred Kingfishers.
Over recent days I’ve heard and seen them in the bush at a number of places, along the Loddon River, on the plains in wetland habitat and even in front of the house in Wyndham Street! The first birds arrived in early September and they are now well and truly concentrated on nesting. One of my favourite pairs is nesting again near the pile-fields on the Loddon – a new site is required as this years floods have eroded their favourite tunnel. I was fortunate to watch the male enticing a female yesterday with a skink. This courtship behaviour is typical amongst members of the kingfisher family.