Looking north

This young Sacred Kingfisher is looking north … about to follow the migratory path of its ancestors along the Great Dividing Range, perhaps as far as New Guinea or even the Solomon Islands. I’ve seen quite a number of immature birds over recent weeks but no adults. Perhaps they have already left. How the young kingfishers know what path to take is another of nature’s great mysteries.


Sacred Kingfisher (immature), Pound Lane Newstead, 20th February 2017







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