Jan 202014
Belted Kingfisher - Up Close

This is a female Belted Kingfisher. I really enjoy getting to see these noisy, chittering birds—mainly because they are very exotic looking, and it exceedingly difficult to get close to one. Kingfishers like to live in remote areas close to water. I usually find them around the Trinity River and its tributaries. Belted Kingfishers are

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Sep 282013
Belted Kingfisher - Scraggle

One day I will get a good picture of a Belted Kingfisher. Until then, these will have to do! Wikipedia has this to say about the Belted Kingfisher: The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It

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Feb 182013
Belted Kingfisher - Blue and Yellow

Belted Kingfishers are difficult to photograph. This fine capture comes to us from Denver Kramer. Denver has found several spots on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and in the Bittern Marsh where they frequent. This picture was taken in Bittern Marsh where Denver waited for over 45 minutes for one to show up.

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