Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge

Belted Kingfisher

Since early spring I have been trying to get a decent photograph of a Kingfisher.  They are very shy and unbelievably fast. In Rocky Neck they tend to stay out in the marsh near the Osprey nests.  That’s a far shot no matter what lens you use.

Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge

On the river Kingfishers will sit in overhanging branches. You might see them dive for fish, but again usually too far.

Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge

Now that the leaves are gone I can see them and their favorite fishing branches.

Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge

For a few moments today this male sat and let me move around the bank getting some shots. Not all that close, these were taken at 500mm . However, considering how they typically act I was happy to get these.

 

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