Take away skinks

This pair of nesting Sacred Kingfishers first featured a few weeks back, on the 9th December 2017 to be precise … and then again on New Years Eve when I discovered the female incubating a recently laid clutch.

I captured the following sequence last Sunday, with what I suspect is the male kingfisher delivering small skinks to the incubating female. My bet is that the eggs are about to hatch. I’ll keep my distance for now and provide an update next weekend.

Sacred Kingfisher with skink, Mia Mia Track area, 14th January 2018

The male displaying near the nest

This skink had been decapitated and shed its tail!

The incubating female dining in


The eggs revealed beneath the sitting bird

4 responses to “Take away skinks

  1. Amazing, Geoff! Thank you so much for these. Prue Denner.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Great photos Geoff

  3. The photos are great. I also learn a lot from your comments. Thank you.

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