Monday, August 21, 2017

Belted Kingfisher


This week I am sharing the Belted Kingfisher. Unless it is a rare sighting, the Belted Kingfisher is one of the only Kingfishers seen in the USA. I usually hear their sharp rattle sound before I see them. They are shy birds around me, take off before I can get a sharp clear photo. I am always trying for that great shot though. I hope you enjoy these Belted Kingfisher photos.

The are known to hover and then plunge head first into the water for their catch of fish.

The adult female Belted Kingfisher has a rufous belly band. The male has a bluish belly breastband. Both male and female have white underparts and a dark crest.

They are often seen perched in trees near the water.

I have so many favorite birds, the Kingfishers are another favorite.

I hope you enjoyed my photos and post.
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Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday's Critters #192

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

These are some images from our last visit to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. On this day we saw a lot of birds, awesome sightings of the Purple Martins, Great Egrets, Mallard and ducklings, American Avocets, a few sightings of a Red Fox.

The Purple Martin houses are close to the visitor center.

This Red Fox was laying right on the wildlife drive. I think it is a young one and looked sick.

A view of one of the ponds and some Great Egrets and Canada Geese.

I believe this is a Mallard with her ducklings.

The American Avocets, a pretty shorebird.

I have much more from our visit to Bombay Hook NWR, we visited for two days. There is always so much to see.  I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!

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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!