I photographed a few passes of this Belted Kingfisher including this set as he swooped along a marsh inlet.
She had sounded the characteristic Kingfisher chatter just before taking flight or I probably would have missed her.
She is identifiable as a female by the brown stripe on her chest that males lack.
Botany Bay Wildlife Area, Edisto, SC
December 3, 2022
5 thoughts on “Belted Kingfisher Flying By”
Beautiful—love this bird! Very compact flight form. 🤗🙌🏼
Thanks! Yes, they are fun to watch…and try to photograph as they speed on by.
Totally love it! 🙌🏼🤗
Excellent captures, Ellen. Knowing how difficult it is to photograph this bird, I find these quite stunning photos.
Thanks, Greta, so glad that you liked them. They are fun to watch and with their speed I felt pretty good about getting these 😊.