Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Belted Kingfisher

Female Belted Kingfisher

I took this photo a month or so ago but have kept it waiting in my files, thinking I might get a better photo. BUT it has been too hot and muggy lately to visit the marsh where this bird hangs out.  I was lucky to get this shot because another belted kingfisher thinks this area is his/her territory and just after I made this shot, it chased this female away!

Added later:

Diving kingfisher

Thanks, Andy! You reminded me that I had this photo in my archives!

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

34 comments:

Andy said...

I like watching Kingfishers dive into the after their prey.

Mersad said...

Love the framing of this shot.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Revrunner said...

Musn't chase the females away. :-)

Sandra said...

love the diving bird.. wow, he is after his food for sure... i like the top feathers on the king fisher, so sharp and clear and pretty

Andy said...

That's what I like... the dive. :))

Jeevan said...

Superb capture and great click with the diver! Hope u get more wonderful photos on the belted one.

Kate said...

Kingfishers are spectacular birds! Photos of them always remind me of the first line of Gerard Manley Hopkins poem: As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;

see you there! said...

Beautiful bird, like the diving shot

Darla

Kathy said...

A pretty bird indeed!

Snap said...

Gorgeous! I love kingfishers ...

Karen S. said...

Such a cutie and what an incredible dive as well!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a little beauty EG, brilliant shot of the dive, I would love to capture a shot like this!

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic shots, a real beauty of a bird.

Small City Scenes said...

I have only two pics of Kingfishers--they are too flighty to get a good pic.
MB

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It's a very pretty bird!

RedPat said...

Fabulous, EG! Love that dive too!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shots of the Kingfisher. The second shot is amazing. Have a happy week!

Phil Slade said...

I rarely see pictures of Belted Kingfishers, let alone any in-flight shots. Your pictures are truly unique - lovely work.

orvokki said...

What a lovely bird. These photos are spectacular.

cieldequimper said...

Blimey, what a haircut! :-) Fantastic shots!

Silver Parrot said...

Nice! Kingfishers are still on my list of "DRAT - I JUST missed it" shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful!!! I just now learned about the female/male belted kingfisher being that the female of this species is the larger and brighter colored. I too saw a belted kingfisher which I am planning on sharing at my bird photo blog this Saturday.

Excellent....it says "Tina"...so, EG is Tina? Now I know!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Both are great shots. These birds are not that easy to get close too,at least not in my area.

Rose said...

These are wonderful! I would be totally happy with them.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots!

Kay said...

Whoa! I'm so glad Andy reminded you of the second shot. It's amazing! I love the shot of the female, but it's terrific and special to see this guy in motion. Love these photos!

edenhills said...

The first shot is great, but I love that action shot too!

Halcyon said...

Wow! That diving kingfisher shot is spectacular.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous shot of the diving Kingfisher

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wow! What fun!

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley photo ,Nette

Susan Anderson said...

Cool bird, dive bomber and all.

=)

Marie C said...

They are both great shots!

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