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!
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