Perched Kingfish - Click To Enlarge

Perched Kingfish

This bird is a bit of a celebrity around Charleston, South Carolina. Assuming it’s always the same Kingfisher. By nature they are elusive and shy. Getting a good photograph is something rare.

With one exception. The Pitt Street Bridge Kingfisher.

Perched Kingfish - Click To Enlarge
Perched Kingfish – Click To Enlarge

It still isn’t easy, but here you have a bird who is set in it’s habits, and tries to ignore people.

Perched Kingfish - Click To Enlarge
Perched Kingfish – Click To Enlarge

The bridge was torn down decades ago. Now the parts remaining are a fishing pier, walk way, and home to the local shore birds.

And of course there are the photographers.

 

5 thoughts on “Perched Kingfish”

    1. Thanks. They are about the hardest bird I know of to capture. Fast and very elusive. This particular bird, in this location, is known locally to be tolerant of people…within reason.

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