Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Belted Kingfisher

Walking along Wulfert Point this morning I had the pleasure of being with a Belted Kingfisher.
This is the only photo she granted me with the light in my back - and I find it quite interesting how the feathers seem grey here when in fact they appear to be blue - as can be seen in the following photos.

This is one of the few instances where the female has more colors than the male - such as the rufous breast bands.

This specie has just arrived a couple of weeks ago and will spend the winter here.

It is most often heard before it is seen and it does prefer to keep its distance.

I was pleased to be in her company.