Saturday, July 21, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • July 5

Belted Kingfisher. This was a fun encounter! Usually, the Belted Kingfishers pick up my approach from quite some distance away and leave for a more distant perch. However, this particular bird held its ground and was *very* intent on the water below.

Belted Kingfisher. I got several pictures and was very happy for the photo-op. After the bird did not do much for a few minutes, I lowered my camera and began to move on. Of course, you can guess what happened next ...

Belted Kingfisher. The bird suddenly dove like a bullet into the water below and came up with a meal! Unfortunately, I cannot figure out from the picture what the catch of the day was. Regardless, it was a treat to see the kingfisher successfully hunting!