Observing the little master fisherman…

Gypsy Point, on the Genoa River, north of Mallacoota, is a small quiet village visited by people interested in nature and those wanting to get away from it all. I visited a few times during my recent stay in Mallacoota. Not only is it a good location for Sea-eagles it is also well known for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. While photographing the Sea-eagles from the small cruise boat, we came across a tiny Azure Kingfisher – a stunning looking little ambush hunter that works its way along the water’s edge, diving from an over-hanging tree branch down into the shallow water and taking small fish, frogs and aquatic insects.
The Kingfisher photographed below was not overly bothered by the boat and kept hunting along the river’s edge while the Captain tried to ease up and allow me a closer view.

Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

Looking for prey along the water’s edge

Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

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Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

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Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

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Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

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Azure Kingfisher, Genoa River, Gypsy Pt

The beautiful colours of the Azure Kingfisher

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