Saturday, August 15, 2009

Belted Kingfisher/ Camera Critters

Male belted kingfisher
This guy can turn his head around, can't he? No wonder I can never get up close to him!

Female and juvenile belted kingfisher

This bird family is skittish.  They takes off the minute they see me...even if I'm on the other side of the pond. I can't count the number of times I've tried to capture them with my camera!

Please note: Photo Hunter is the post below.


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28 comments:

Martha said...

What neat birds! Love your photos for all the memes this week :-)

B SQUARED said...

He kind of reminds me of a "Punk Rock, Goth" looking Blue Jay. Never seen one before. A beautiful bird.

Jacob said...

I can't believe you actually got photos of them! Fascinating birds. I have no luck with birds; none!

By the way, you have to wash your car once in awhile! Maybe every year or so. ;-)

Tom said...

My very first viewing of these little beauties... I can not recall ever seeing them before and I'm not aware of hearing of them as well... I will google them later.

Tom

PERBS said...

I think you did jsut fine! I love it!

Small City Scenes said...

Well you captured them this time---swiveled headed and all. super shots. I have a few pics and pride myself on getting them. Skittish is right. Maybe they are just camera shy. MB

Jarart said...

I've never seen this bird in person. You did a great job capturing them, your patience paid off.

Martha Z said...

I can relate. We once lived on a creek where a kingfisher also lived. I could see him from my kitchen window but let me step outside with a camera and he took off. No matter how long I waited her wouldn't come back until I went back in the house.
You actually managed to get a pic, I am impressed!

George said...

I'm glad you were finally able to capture these kingfishers. The photos are wonderful.

Rose said...

I actually seen a kingfisher yesterday and was so wishing it would hang around till I could capture it...we were out fishing.

These are great captures....

Cezar and Léia said...

Good for us that you're persistent, you eventually made it and we can now meet these guys through your wonderful captures!
God bless you!
Cezar

i beati said...

Give me that good old sunshine sandy

Nikki-ann said...

Great captures! A lot of birds seem to be sittish... I've lost count of the amount of times I've pressed the button but they've already gone!

maryt/theteach said...

Well, you certainly caught him this time EG! Wow! What a catch!
I got you postcard in the mail yesterday. Very creative job - I love the card! :)

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What WONDERFUL captures with your camera! Kewl looking feathered friend with considerable talent ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Babooshka said...

What on earth are these beauties. Familiar with kingfishers but not belted ones. Always learning.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Well you managed it this time! These are fab photos! I'd love to see a kingfisher.
Janice.

Mara said...

In the first photo it looks as if the bird is made from plastic! Great shot!

José Ramón said...

A very interesting Greetings Blog

Jan said...

A really handsome pair. Wonderful captures.

Ellie said...

You deserve a perseverance award - it is so hard to chase birds and captured a family! Lovely!

Beautiful Creation said...

They certainly are skittish!!!!! I have tried numerous times and have yet to get a photo of one. Your photos are amazing! Wonderful job!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

They are cool looking birds. :-)

Larry D said...

I have a hard time capturing this bird as well, great work!

Antjas said...

You are so lucky to manage these wonderful shots. My son and I are always on the lookout for these magnificent birds when we go to Keene, but they are so illusive.

Janie said...

Beautiful birds, and great captures you managed to get even though they're skitish.

Becky and Gary said...

You've done a marvelous job! I can never get close enough.
B.

Lorac said...

Nice capture! I have only rarely seen these guys and have never been successful at getting a pic. Wow!

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