Thank you Tina for given us the Premio Dardos award. We dedicate this post to you as a thank you gesture.

The norms of the Premio Dardos award is to pick 15 blogs who deserve this award for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. WOW…now that is quite a tough ask.

We love to pass on awards, however, given the constraint of only 15 blogs, here we go :

1. Arnd
2. Bramble
3. Cerstin
4. John
5. John
6. Judith
7. Ken
8. Klaus
9. Maya
10. Mike
11. Philip
12. Randi & Knut
13. Scotty
14. Thomas
15. Zoltán

Now coming to the post; this time around we want to take you into the world of Kingfishers. Though these colorful winged wonders are a delight to watch, it is quite challenging to photograph them. We have been fortunate to observe some of the species and here we present this “string of pearls”.
We photographed this Black-capped Kingfisher during our recent trip to Badra wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, India.

The Pied Kingfisher was our most prized catch at Ranganathittu bird sanctuary in Karnataka, India.

 The Stork-billed Kingfisher was a lucky find during the visit to Thattekad bird sanctuary in Kerala, India.

 The White-breasted Kingfisher is a widespread resident of India. We photographed this one at BR Hills in Karnataka, India.

 This small Blue Kingfisher was photographed at a nearby lake near our home in Bangalore, India