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Contributors » tclenche » Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) discovered by tclenche (#9068)

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Sighting Info

Observed: December 21, 2016 @ 12:45 PM
Posted on: December 27, 2016 @ 2:55 PM (diff: 6 days)
Comments:
A surprising sighting for this location and time of the year. A Kingfisher came flying past me as I was photographing the ducks. Sorry for the poor photo, it was snowing and the lighting was poor at the time. However, even this Blurry photograph shows it is a Kingfisher.

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By Geoff on 12/30/2016 11:54:15 AM

Definitely a belted kingfisher, but they are not as rare as you may suppose. They will over-winter, here in NL, where there is open water and plenty of small fish to catch. There are several over-wintering near my house, on Virginia Lake, here in SJ. I was able to get this close up shot of a female, by staking out her favourite fishing perch. Truly stunning birds...Just copy and paste the URL... https://500px.com/photo/187715955/female-belted-kingfisher-by-geoff-smith?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=20036497

By tclenche on 1/1/2017 11:10:19 AM

seeing Kingfishers are not a surprise to me, I see them at home on Random Island all the time. I have just never seen one in Shoal Harbour in the winter while I was out observing the ducks. Kingfishers are a very common sighting for me.

By Geoff on 1/1/2017 9:23:36 PM

Right...Makes sense. They seem to be everywhere, nowadays.

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