I have been trying to get sharp pictures of these birds for some time now. They are very fast moving and it is rather hard to catch them in action.
I have seen these birds every time I was at the rivers. They hover over the water, then suddenly dived into the water, catch their food and away they fly. Maybe next time I can get a shot of them diving and catching their food.
The water was rather muddy as it just rained and the debris had overflowed the catchment area due to the higher water level. Those trees on the right frame with the long roots in the water are mangrove trees. Very important for the eco system. I found out later that if loose rocks instead of concrete were used for the river bank, plants have a better survival rate after re-constructing the river banks.
So important to nurture our environment for the future generation.