I was so busy looking at the water birds that I didn't notice this little one sitting at the edge of the water. (Although it's pretty sad that the waters are filled with more garbage these days). It was in the blink of the moment that my brother asked me "which bird is that?", And I looked at those bright colours. The beak couldn't be mistaken. It was a "kingfisher beak". It was so quiet amongst the noise and keenly looking for something.
These are small birds which are found near still or slow flowing waters. They have monocular vision in air (each eye functions separately) and binocular vision in waters. They generally feed on insects like dragonfly, larvae etc.
Kingfisher mate in spring. The male approaches the female with a fish in his beak. He will hold it so that the head of the fish is facing outwards and attempt to feed it to the female. If he is unsuccessful he will simply eat the fish himself. 😝
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#MeetTheArtist - @anitajacquesart first began creating fiber pieces in 2001 after being inspired by another artist who created art from fabric & thread.⠀
Most of her pieces are influenced by her life experiences & photos from her travels. When each piece is finished it's mounted onto a lauan backer board, sprayed with a UV protection, stain guard & water repellent. Every work she does is crafted with care, "One Step at a Time" - 24"h x 18"w.⠀