A Belted Kingfisher. Females will have a rich brown colored ‘belt’ along the front chest. Males do not. All the Kingfishers published on this site have been females until now.
Kingfishers are notorious for being camera shy. Here I was shooting from inside my car, using it as a blind.
Of course being in a great position to photograph him meant he would sit like a statue, same position. Not very exciting after the first initial shots.
6 thoughts on “Male Kingfisher”
Nice shot! I’ve yet to get a decent one of this bird😏
They are incredibly hard to shoot. I see them in the marshes almost every time we go out…yet any images are rare.
Well done, Ted! Ones to treasure.
Thanks…feels a little like cheating since he was so still 🙂
great photograph, one of my favorite birds but so hard to photograph at times haha
Oh yeah. They are really hard.