Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.
Taken 12-May-14
Visitors 22
6 of 10 photos


2014-05-12-0003 Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

For those of us who shoot in the field a lot, opportunities often happen at the most unexpected times. This was one of those times. I was searching for a large Great Blue Heron when I noticed movement in the riverside brush to my right. It was a Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) alternately searching the shallows below for fish and eying my actions. It stayed long enough for me to grab four shots before flying away.
Canon EOS 60D, f/14 @ 500 mm, 1/50, ISO 200, No Flash

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon, Ludington State Park, Sable River, spring

2014-05-12-0003 Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)