King fishers are often sighted near water. If the weather was not too good, they would be in gardens looking for worms. They are quiet and solemn like a king soldier guarding the palace. I think their long straight beak was helpful for them to aim at a target. Once they decided to take a direction, there's no return. With a speed of a flying arrow they dive down and return with the catch. They are very proud showing me the worm catching technique. With a little beady eyes they can spot a movement of a worm under the lawn and catch it with 100% accuracy.. I used to watch them with amazement..I think they know that!
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