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tags: kingfisher, dive bombing bird, bird attack, nature, streaming video
This streaming video shows what it looks like to be a fish attacked by a kingfisher — from the fish’s point of view [0:23]
That is so cool!
Did the fish get away or is that another one in the waning seconds of the clip?
the first fish was caught by the kingfisher, and then a second fish wandered into camera view.
It’s neat how the bird compensates for the light refraction. Even from below, it looks like the bird is going to miss until it hits the water. Then it appears to change direction instantly and you realize it was dead on the whole time.
I’m amused by the way the second fish turns up, wondering what the hell just happened. “Bob, Bob. Where are you? Oh well, must have wandered off. I’ll see him later, I suppose”
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