Giant Kingfisher by zambianlass

Giant Kingfisher

I cannot believe it is July already - thank you so much for my wonderful, warm welcome back. The 365 community is as special as ever.

This giant kingfisher thinks his arch enemy lurks behind the window glass of our bedroom. Every morning he flies at considerable speed into the glass, attacking his reflection. He is a wonderful alarm clock but I do worry about him injuring himself. I get up and chase him away and the next day, just like in Groundhog Day, it happens all over again. He is strikingly handsome, even if he is a nut job. Any thoughts from clever birders as to how I can chase him away?
What a stunning bird. Have you tried putting stickers on the window?
July 1st, 2020  
Interesting story about the pretty bird Now following you Looking forward to your local shot of Zambia
July 1st, 2020  
That's such a funny story and a weird looking bird. Hope he stays OK.
July 1st, 2020  
He is striking , but lacks in brain power it seems ! - good luck to deter him from damaging himself ! ha !!
July 1st, 2020  
nice - must have a headache in the morning :)
July 1st, 2020  
Oh my, how big it is. That does seem to be a bit of a stern look!
July 1st, 2020  
What a handsome looking bird . Hope he doesn't hurt himself being your alarm clock.
July 1st, 2020  
Cool looking bird
July 1st, 2020  
Welcome back!
That's a handsome fella - no wonder he is jealous of his reflection. Perhaps a mobile hanging in the window might deter him?
July 1st, 2020  
Great shot
July 1st, 2020  
Oh my what a neat bird and branch that he is on!
July 1st, 2020  
Does he think you are keeping another male kingfisher in there? :)
July 2nd, 2020  
Great perch too
July 2nd, 2020  
Beautiful - and in such a neat setting.
July 2nd, 2020  
What an amazing bird! Great capture!
July 2nd, 2020  
A beautiful bird. Fav!! 😀 Thanks for the follow, will follow back.
July 2nd, 2020  
Oh my goodness! I hope he doesn't hurt himself! Fav.
July 7th, 2020  
Oh no, perhaps placing window stickers or something for this poor fella? I volunteer as a wildlife rescuer here on the coast of California, and we sure get a lot of birds injured through window strikes. We use thin tape applied to the windows that is specifically made for birds. Highly effective and doesn’t look too bad. He’s a handsome bird and I’d love to see more pictures!
July 7th, 2020  
It sure is good having you back. I have been on and off in recent months if not throughout my 8 years on 365 but I'll have to stay a while longer to see your wonderful shots of Zambia !
August 4th, 2020  
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