Last week I was fortunate enough to get a shot of this little guy on the neighbour's roof. This is a Kingfisher or as it's known in Maori, a Kotare. It's not often I get shots like this because my camera has a normal lens, so by the time I usually run upstairs to get the close up lens, swap them over then run to where I need to be the bird is gone. Thankfully I stuck the camera out the bedroom window which is on the 2nd floor of our house and took some photos.
These guys aren't normally seen in residential areas, they tend to live in both coastal and freshwater habitats. They dine on small crabs, tadpoles, freshwater crayfish, insects, spiders, lizards, mice and small birds but the good thing is that they aren't endangered however here they are protected.
Linking up with My Corner of the World and Wordless Wednesday.