Woodland Kingfisher, Thabazimbi area, South Africa by Sabrina Colombo

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Woodland kingfishers are my favourite birds! Each summer, a pair comes to nest in the garden, in the same tree cavity. Unfortunately last year, a thunderstorm broke the tree where they were nesting, however this year they found a new nest!
Every morning, they came to perch in a tree in front of my room and sang the "good morning". I was very lucky to be able to take photos from my window! Woodland kingfishers are intra-African migrant and they can be seen in South Africa from around November to April. What I like the most about these birds are the energetic call whilst bobbing and extending their wings in a display of mind-blowing shades of blue; the red beak and the bare black patch that extends behind the eye.
Also, this kingfisher is the first bird that I heard when I landed in South Africa in 2011, when my life in the bush as a ranger and conservationist started. It definitely has a special place in my heart and each summer day is special, as i am lucky to wake up to its wonderful call!

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