Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Belted Kingfisher

 Female Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alycon)

Whenever I visit the McKenzie Marsh in Aurora, I listen for the chatter - a rattling sound -  of a Belted Kingfisher, which means it's establishing its territory. Then it's time to look up to find the bird's perch over the creek that runs through the marsh because the bird is hunting for aquatic goodies, it's main diet.

Belted Kingfisher #2

I was hoping my lens would catch it with a fish in its mouth but I had no such luck. Maybe NEXT time!

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

46 comments:

Stewart M said...

What a cracking looking bird - I really like kingfishers of any sort.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Revrunner said...

They are VERY busy birds.

Andy said...

Nice photos Camera Girl.

cieldequimper said...

Beauty!

Kate said...

Kingfisher by David Wood

The sudden flash of delicate blue
That lightning strike of wondrous true
There, gone in the blink of an eye,
And no matter how hard you try,
The only evidence were the rings
Of bright water that sweetly sings.
************
Love the photo of that elusive bird!

Karen S. said...

What a cute little fellow and it seems he has a story to tell too!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, great captures! They are awesome birds. Usually very shy around me! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Giga said...

And without fish in its beak bird beautifully presented. Greetings.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Your ability to capture these elusive birds, and so beautifully, is humbling.

Anvilcloud said...

Wow! Good job with the photos.

Halcyon said...

A beauty!

see you there! said...

I'm delighted to once again she a wonderful photo of a bird I've never seen in person. Great capture.

Darla

Kathy said...

Very pretty little bird.

Mary Hone said...

Those are great shots! They are such a great looking bird.

VP said...

You are showing us an almost infinite variety of amazing birds!

VP said...

You are showing us an almost infinite variety of amazing birds!

Linda W. said...

What a cutie! Nice pics.

Birdman said...

Well, after all, he is a 'king-fisher'. Wonderful capture.

Sylvia K said...

What a handsome, feathered "king" he is!! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a beautiful day!!

William Kendall said...

What a beauty!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of that beautiful kingfisher!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

jandi said...

What a beautiful little kingfisher! Maybe you'll be luckier next time!

RedPat said...

Fabulous shots, EG!

Crafty Green Poet said...

great photos of a very handsome bird

Rose said...

I can never come close to getting a good shot of a kingfisher! These are wonderful!

Michelle said...

What a handsome bird.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous bird!

Susan said...

He is awesome!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely pictures, you have such patience with birds..

TexWisGirl said...

very nice!

Kay said...

I haven't seen these birds very often and when I have they've been gone in a flash. It's wonderful to see such great shots!

Cloudia said...

Fine job!


Aloha

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are amazing shots.

Jack said...

Your first photo of the kingfisher shows him off nicely!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful photos and a super cool bird!
Great one, Tina!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

He's just so cute :)

Indrani said...

Both are such clear captures. well done.

mick said...

Great photos of the Kingfisher. It is such a beautiful bird.

Jane Hards Photography said...

A new bird to me. Kingfishers we have but not a belted one with this colouring. Lovely birds, so tiny and not easy to capture. Great shot.

edenhills said...

Great captures of a beautiful bird! I would love to hear its chatter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am sO envious! I see Kingfishers fairly often on both coasts. But I swear all I have to do is think the word camera and even if they've been sitting still for hours they take off. I have only ever managed one bad photo. But really I'm grateful to you for sharing, I love the bird and am happy to see such beautiful,portraits!

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos! What a great sighting!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous images

Felicia said...

beautiful fellow.

June Caedmon said...

Fabulous shots, Tina! She's almost comical with her big, fluffed head and little tail!

marshaleith said...

I love these birds!

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