I am still spying on the pair of kings, for the past three days the male has been bringing skinks back to the nest site. Today, he caught a skink early at around 10:30 am, and he sat on the wire with the skink. In trying to maneuver the skink the bird lost the lizard and had to dive to retrieve it mid air. What a save but I was too slow to catch it.The female didn't come and he finally decided to swallow the skink. It was safer than letting it hang out between its beak.Since I finished early today, I took my camera and headed out in search of birds. Found the Blue Winged Pitta but it was in a very bad location. I shot it against sun light and a white sky. The shot was a total washout. It was also very skittish and I decided not to wait around for the bird as it fly away. There is always another day, next year.I was glad a tagged along with another very experienced birder and I got to shoot the elusive Hooded Pitta. However, the Orange Headed Thrush still eludes me.Here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful 2010. Happy New Year!!!