Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunnier Photos: Wood Duck and Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
Wood Ducks

It was sunny today. It's a pleasant surprise when the weather is better than the forecast. Chris got these photos of two of our favorites.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a handsome duck. Nice photo

October 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lake Nelson's Kingfisher

King fisher

Mike spotted the king fisher on the dock early this morning and watched it for a while. It dove to the water, caught a fish and returned to its post. The kingfisher shook the fish for a while, tried to eat it and eventually just held it in its mouth. The fish appeared to be a little too big for the kingfisher to eat. Usually, the belted kingfisher flies off quickly, but this one stayed for about 10 minutes, so Mike got Chris, both pairs of binoculars, the camera, and we watched and took photos from inside the house. Eventually, he flew off with the fish so we'll never know if he had his breakfast. Not a bad way to go birding on another rainy day.

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Anonymous Lynn said...

That bird rocks. He doesn't even look like he belongs in the water, and he just caught a fish the size of his body!

October 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

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