Belted Kingfisher

At long last! I knew it was only a matter of time (years) until a Belted Kingfisher would accidentally plop down in front of me! As she approached low and slowly, I couldn’t believe it- she didn’t see me. I’ll get some nice flight shots, I thought, then she’s gonna land right there! No, no, pull up, pull up! Darn, she came in too low; below the weed line. Sigh, but she did land on that perch! I begged her to sit still as she scolded me with that unmistakable kingfisher cackle, and then she was gone. Until we meet again bird, and don’t stay away so long next time.

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