Loud Kingfisher


This is a Belted Kingfisher. There was a pair of them, but this one was flying around and making a lot of noise. If you have ever heard one, you know what I am talking about. At fist, I thought it was upset about our presence, but within a few minutes, I saw the real threat.There was a large, Red-tailed Hawk flying around, clearly looking for dinner.

Kingfishers nest in riverbanks. They are a really cool bird, and I have photographed them many times. I could not get a photo of one that was not flying around this time. Maybe the next time.

~ Rick

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