"LIGHTNING BUG" - Belted Kingfisher

January 09, 2023  •  1 Comment

"LIGHTNING BUG"

Belted Kingfisher - 7 Photos

 

I've been wanting to use the title of Country Artist, Dean Brody's song for some time and thought it was an apt description for the little Belted Kingfisher, although it probably should be "Lightning Bird"!

 

Am still amazed how some of Belted Kingfishers remain in Calgary, AB during the cold winter, fishing anywhere where there is open water (and fish, of course).

 

I try to be the "glass half full" photographer and not dwell on the shots that I miss, like this little Kingfisher landing in the tree. But thanks to Nature & the camera equipment, I managed to catch its dive from the tree & its flight away.

 

The Belted Kingfisher isn't as flashy as the British Kingfisher but when you can see the underside of its body with its wings spread, you can imagine those paint swatches you find in the paint aisle. The Belted Kingfisher certainly should have a swatch entitled, "Belted Kingfisher" featuring multiple shades of blue.

 

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Urszula(non-registered)
Marvellous photos, love them!
I saw a kingfisher in the area where I see swans most of the time. He/she did a fly by both ways, but was very quick...
I am concerned, I've seen a group of robins on my mountain ash, eating berries.
They are too early, it might get cold yet :(
Greetings!
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