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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekly Top Shot

Belted Kingfisher - on Orcas Island


Kingfishers rarely sit for more than just a moment - this one stayed for about 10 minutes



13 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Boy they are speedy birds. Good shots. MB

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Wow, Jo. What a beautiful bird. I've never seen one in, uh, "birdson?" :) m & jb

Jeanne said...

Handsome little dude!

Kay said...

Great shots! Kingfishers are such interesting looking birds! In profile they almost look as if they have Mohawk haircuts.

Marie said...

He's great! Wonderful photos!

Julie Fukuda said...

There are photographers here in Tokyo who specialize in Kingfisher photography ... even going to building blinds and luring them with small bait fish. Our "common" kingfisher looks like a flying jewel. Nothing common at all!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love that crest on his head. Not at all like our kingfisher here in the UK

Anni said...

Wow....it's stunning! Fantastic images of the kingfisher.

Thank you for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

Mary said...

I love them - have seen very colorful ones in Africa but this belted one is handsome - your know I love neutrals, haha! I wonder if they sing - can't recall hearing them make much sound and, as you say, they are fast moving and really hard to photograph. Great shots JoAnn.

Hope your weekend is going well dear.
Hugs- Mary

TexWisGirl said...

adore these punky, spunky birds. :)

Frank said...

Nice images. I'm delighted it hung around so long for you.

Ela said...

Such a gorgeous bird ! I love those beautiful shots !

Jen said...

Great shots! Nice of him to sit for a photography session.