Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

I had photographed this beautiful Kingfisher at Par's Farm in Petchaburi, Thailand, and had seen it in Johore, Malaysia. But, in October 2007 I saw this bird at the Jurong Lake Park in Singapore. It seems to have decided to winter there. This is an extremely skittish Kingfisher and I spent many an early before daybreak morning with a Kwik Camo cloth draped over me waiting for it to perch at this spot. The wait was often an hour long and sometimes it never appeared. I am very pleased I got some shots.