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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kingfisher and September Moon





Good morning all you bird lovers!

This is a picture of the beautiful KINGFISHER
bird taken by my hubby.  While slightly out of focus, I wanted to show it so you
can see his beautiful crest.

Hubby shakes a bit.  But his camera can zoom in and is more powerful than my own.  See my photos below:

Mr. Kingfisher was perched in the Bradford Pear tree branches and we were thrilled we were able to get pictures of him at all as he is so elusive and quick!  Right after I took these pictures, he swooped down into the water and scooped up a fish and flew away with it.

   This is a Belted Kingfisher and is most common in North America.  Habitat is along streams and ponds.  They are the only small birds small birds that dive headlong from the air into the water.  Recognizable by its large head and loud rattling call.  They have short legs and stubby tails.  While perched, they stand very still and erect.  Despite their bright plumage and markings they are hard to spot because of their stillness.  We were so thrilled to finally get a good shot of him!

These are photos of the September 11th moon at dusk and again later.  Hubby was able to capture these great photos.


And this is how it looked when the evening sky turned to darkness.  You can make out the woeful face-ha!

Thanks for visiting today and do come back again soon.  Have a wonderful day!

My heart to yours....

2 comments:

Ginny said...

Well, heavenly day! I never!! We have seen a kingfisher, actually fishing, at least as I remember it was one. But no crest like that!!! Gosh, what a great find!!!! Maybe the females don't have them, or they can do a comb over of some sort?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This was absolutely wonderful Kerrie, the pictures are truly awesome.

Hope you're bothe well.

Yvonne.