This is a very hard bird to get close to. A pair has previously nested in a sandy cliff of a nearby property. The nest is a kingfisher-sized hole dug in a horizontal manner deep into the cliff. In the last few mornings two kingfishers have been chasing and rattling off their unique call. Pair or rivals? I need to get a closer look for the burgandy colored band across the belly of the female. Though distant this photo is of a male, his open mouth full of chatter.