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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Male Belted Kingfisher - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I finally got some in focus photographs of a Kingfisher! I have seen and heard this bird at this park almost every time I have visited it, but this is the first time he remained in the same spot long enough for me to get some good pictures of him. And after hearing his bird call in person, I am now also 99.9% sure there is another Belted Kingfisher living in the woods behind my house. (That one continues to elude me and my camera!)

Ken over at Rosyfinch Ramblings told me these birds won't necessarily migrate south for the Winter if they have access to open water, and that is the case, in January, for at least two Belted Kingfishers that are living here in coastal Fairfield County, Connecticut. The nights have been cold enough to form a thin layer of ice in places where the water remains relatively still, but solid ice doesn't start forming here until later in Winter. The river that runs through this park is relatively close to Long Island Sound, so it could be brackish, also.

The first photograph is my entry for the following:

Wild Bird Wednesday

12 comments:

Pippa Koenig said...

king stays king!
P.

mick said...

Great photos of the kingfisher. I'm glad it sat still long enough for you to photograph it. I also find them hard to photograph - they never sit still and are never where I expect them to be. Thanks for sharing yours.

Liz Needle said...

An interesting fellow with his spiky hairdo. Such a pretty colour.

Lea said...

Wonderful photos! We have kingfishers here in Mississippi, and they are very elusive. You did a great job with this one.

Phil Slade said...

You did great Anne. Spot-on photos - love them.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of your kingfisher Anne. I would be very happy to see this lovely little bird.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Anne!:)Wonderful captures of the handsome Kingfisher.
Regards-

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Your persistence paid off! They are difficult to approach for a good shot, in my experience.

NatureFootstep said...

one of my favorite birds when I travel. This one seem to have accentuated both eyes and "hair" :) Love the shots.

Mascha said...

Great photos! Never seen this bird in real...
Greetings from Germany

Marie C said...

You did great! So glad he stayed still long enough for you to get these wonderful shots!

BumbleVee said...

woohooooo ... look at that hair!