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King Fishers at Mill Creek

The sheltered tidal area at the mouth of Mill Creek is home to a pair of Kingfishers, and these colorful birds can often be seen perched on a suitable vantage point as they search the waters for food.

Generally there will only be a single bird, but in spring we often see both.

But yesterday a guest and I noticed 3. A pair keeping close company, and a single bird a short distance away.

My guests remarked, somewhat tongue in cheek, that the bird world was perhaps much like the human world. When a fellow finds a girl friend he keeps very close to her, in case some other fellow spirits her away.

Kingfisher, Sails Stewart Island Tours

Kingfisher hunting

Kingfishers at Mill Creek, Sails Stewart Island Tours

Kingfisher, Sails Stewart island Tours