Belted Kingfisher Images from Yesterday

Well, the time has finally arrived … the fish fry are now large enough for the Belted Kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon) and the kingfishers are now actively fishing! During yesterday’s kayaking, I was fortunate to have a female belted kingfisher fly to a nearby tree branch, with a small fish in her beak. Here are a couple of images I made of her:

Belted Kingfisher with small fish

Belted Kingfisher (female) with small fish

Unfortunately, I was unable to watch or photograph the actual catch. The American Lotus plants are so thick this year that there is little open water, so getting close enough to photograph the actual catch, without being seen, will be very difficult. But I’m hopeful that I might get a bit lucky … certainly offers a challenge for me!

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