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Ms Belted Kingfisher

kingfisher44Friends, This is a young or adult female Belted Kingfisher.  The controversy arises because of the incomplete brown on her chest, if she was an adult female, the brown band would be complete.  Since the band appears to have a gap in the middle, perhaps she is a youngster just arriving in the northland.  The water is now open and she has found a fishing hole below this high line wire.  She complained bitterly when I stepped out to take her picture, sorry I disturbed her, love her hairdo, til Tomorrow MJ

 

Kingfisher Day

Friends, this kingfisher female is either molting or is a young one just getting feathers, she was a pretty good fisherwoman so maybe an adult molting.  I wish i knew more about the various birds, but there is time for only time for so many passions in one’s life, and photography rates higher than birding, oh well, below is another kingfisher in flight, still practicing my flying shots, til Tomorrow MJ

 

King of the Fishers

Friends, this handsome bird is a female Kingfisher and is indeed king of the fishers.  This is a portrait that was taken early in the spring, I apologize for not showing a current image, but i have been making an animated video and it was a real challenge.  They changed Photoshop around so i had trouble finding all the tools that i needed, then i hit a glitch in the software, did you hear me where you are? i hollered loud enough to be heard around the world, total frustration.  tomorrow back to my Crex images, til Tomorrow MJ

Fisherwoman

Friends, This Kingfisher is a girl and probably has a nest full of youngsters.  She caught this bullhead and is carrying it back to her nest.  How do i know that it is a girl fisher, cause she has a brown belly band on her underside, but that photo was not as good as this one.  I am practicing panning and photographing my flying bird photos when i can find an obliging bird.  Now that the young birds are getting flight feathers, it won’t be long before the sky is full of flying birds.  Yeah! Lots to practice on. til Tomorrow MJ

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