Belted Kingfishers stay with us all winter as long as there is open water. I saw them by the deep sluggish river when I was chasing after the Barnacle Goose and across an open reservoir when I was looking for winter Gulls. I usually hear the dry rattle of their call first. It amazes me that they can make it through the winter. Of the 3 kinds of Kingfishers in the US; I have only seen this one. sigh. I really need to get to south Texas.
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Nice shot of a very skittish bird.
Soouth Texas in spring is deliciously birdy!!! I am fortunate that my daughter lives there.
Nice shot of the Belted Kingfisher Bev! I have never been able to get close enough for any kind of photo of these sharp eyed fishers. I love the way they move and dive though. They are amazing birds.
Great shot of the kingfisher, Bev! I see them from time to time (and as you said, always hear them first) but never can seem to get close enough to get a decent shot. I’ve gotten a few in-flight shots that are not too blurry, but that’s it so far. Love to watch them fly like an arrow and then swoop in for a small fish. Incredible birds!
Great job Bev! I’ve only seen a kingfisher twice now, and this last time I was incredibly lucky to have the lens pointing almost that direction when out of the corner of my eye I spied it hovering over the water. It was there long enough for me to do three fast burst shots 🙂