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That Pesky Itch, Belted Kingfisher

This female Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) seemed very comfortable with me in shooting distance. She went about her business, preening and diving for fish, for a good two hours of photographic opportunity.

 

Featured, Aug 2010: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

Prize: First place in the Small Image Show at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas, CA.

 

Honorable Mention: National Wildlife Federation 2010 Photo Contest

 

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Taken on February 18, 2010