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Belted Kingfisher | by Todd Wynia
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Belted Kingfisher

I think these are such cool looking birds. I thought I'd mess my drawers when this was the first bird I saw at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch this morning. I've only seen them on a handful of occasions. Now If I could just get him to cooperate and sit in better light my day would have been complete. Or even better if my in-flights of him turned out. He was doing some fishing so I really should have stuck around longer and watched behavior. But you have to weigh annoying the wife and dog trying to take a walk vs. hangin' out for hours. Happy wife = happy life so I moved on. Canon 60D, Sigma 150-500mm, tripod.

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Taken on March 3, 2012