Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Belted Kingfisher/Wild Birds

 Belted kingfisher on utility wire above a creek

Don't you wonder what this belted kingfishe is looking at?

 A longer view

Is it wondering what that tangled mess is? Is it thinking "Silly humans"?

Flying off the wire

No, the bird is not showing us how to fish properly. It's tired of posing.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

49 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute little bird!

Stephanie said...

Did not realize that they were small birds.

Sandra said...

i would love to see one of these, they look somewhat like the kookaburro in Australia. i would like to see both of them

Judy said...

Great shots!! Love the one of the kingfisher taking off!

Halcyon said...

A pretty little fellow. Glad he stopped to pose for awhile!

Genie said...

Oh, how I wish people would not litter. Love the belts on these birds. They are so pretty. In your first shot he looks to be mesmerized by the mess on the wire. Hope he stayed away from it.Wonderful captures. genie

Riet said...

That is a beautiful bird and I love those photo's.

TexWisGirl said...

love these scolding birds. :)

Carletta said...

He is quite intrigued with the mess.
Wonderful series of shots!

i stora drag said...

Such cute little bird! I would love to see one one day (in my dreams!)
Greetings Pia in Sweden

LONDONLULU said...

Lovely bird on wire series, haha I bet it's thinking both: What is that? Hmph, must be those silly humans again!

Lowell said...

It's not surprising that a kingfisher is looking at some fishing line that some dumb fisherperson left hanging.

:-)

HansHB said...

Nice photo and perfect for WBW!
I do love the Kingfisher but I haven't managed to take a good photo yet!
Have a nice evening!

Indrani said...

It must be sensing a net trap.
Great captures.

Malyss said...

So small and cute!

Fjällripan said...

Great shots of this beautiful bird!! I wish I will see one in real one day :)

Phil said...

Love your the Belted Kingfisher pics and snap with our themes today.

Findlay Wilde said...

I really like the way you caught him flying off. From Findlay

Anni said...

Pretty!!!! The one photo of it in flight is so dazzling to the eye


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Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots, loved the one in flight as I can never get that quite right. We have fishing lines in tangles at our local pond all the time :(

NatureFootstep said...

it is a beautiful bird that I was lucky to see in CostaRica last year. :) Nice shots.

Adam Jones said...

That's an amazing Kingfisher, and fantastic shots.

kaye said...

what a fun series of shots today. I've never seen a Kingfisher.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Kingfisher. They always fly away before I can get a shot.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.

Randy said...

I love that last capture.

Buttons said...

Wow these are wonderful I love the last photo also. Fishing line in the air always a surprise. B

Snowcatcher said...

What a photogenic bird! This is the closest I've ever seen one. They won't pose for me!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures of one of my favorite birds (and one I've never ever been able to get a picture of)...I'm envious, but grateful!!!

Al said...

I love that last shot where it's flying with its wings spread wide.

Michelle said...

A great capture of a bird being a bit curious!

Everything Changes said...

Such a big mouth for a little guy.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Pretty like bird! I wonder what he's thinking.

Stewart M said...

Thats a nice combinations of images about fishing! I hate see fishing line left about (and I know that in this case I doubt the person could have removed it even if they had wanted to) - on some days I spend almost as much line collecting the stuff as I do fishing!

For once this is actually a species I've seen!

thanks for the visit to WBW - Stewart M

Linda said...

Very nice series! That last shot is very good, showing the wings spread!

see you there! said...

Great that the kingfisher decided to fly off and give you a chance for an action shot.

Darla

Danielle said...

Very cute. We have so many of these tangled fishing lines over our creek bridges.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful bird!

joo said...

Beautiful series!

Craver Vii said...

You make a good statement in pictures, here.

I can understand how sometimes a line breaks off into the water and is unretrievable. But it bugs me a lot, when I go fishing, and I have to clean up after somebody else who left their junk on the land. Now, if somebody isn't a "tree hugging" ecologist, that's their business, but the act of littering is always rude and shows a lack of respect and basic manners.

Neil said...

Beautiful Kingfisher.

Susan said...

Beautiful photos!

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing shots. It's a shame that fisher folk do this kind of thing. We'd get crap all over at the lake.

Carver said...

I love these shots of the belted kingfisher. I hear them more often than I see them. They have such a distinctive call but are so speedy and hard for me to photograph.

Brian King said...

Awesome shots! I have yet to get a good photo of a Kingfisher. Yours are wonderful!

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Belted Kingfisher CameraGirl. She's a beauty! That in flight shot is super!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

such a lovely bird and that last flight shot, great one~

Rose said...

I see them at a couple different places, but they never remain still for me to get near enough for a shot.

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