Kingfishers - Couple (Photo blog)
Finally I found a nice spot in nature my hometown Lommel where a couple of kingfishers is regularly catching fishes. The past few weeks I spent a lot of hours in the early morning near the small stream and I was able to make several good pictures of these beautiful but shy birds. The common kingfisher (alcedo atthis) is a fish-eater with a bright blue orange plumage of about 16cm long. Males are distinguished by their pitch-black lower mandible while females have a dark red spot.