Saturday, November 19, 2011

My neighborhood kingfisher

"There's that crazy lady again. Staring at me through that window. It's been months since I've seen her. I bet she misses me."

"She can't have any of my fish. I work too hard for this morsel. But I'll show her what she's missing."

"Yum, I'm going to savor this little fish."

"I move to the other dock and she's still watching me eat my lunch. Doesn't she have a life?"

"This one's a mouthful. I've got to close my eyes to fit this in my mouth."

Yeah! My winter belted kingfisher is back in my neighborhood. Finally! I've been seeing kingfishers everywhere but in my backyard. I was getting worried she wouldn't show up this year. She's been hanging around our channel for at least four winters. My hubby was half asleep watching tv and I was doing chores. I peeked out the bedroom window to see if anything interesting was at the bird feeder (meaning anything better than squirrels) and saw her sitting on my dock. I ran to get my camera yelling "She's back." I took several pictures of her eating a fish on our dock then she flew to my neighbor's dock. I went running into the dining room, taking the last two pictures from there. Back and forth I went running across the house as she flew back and forth around the channel for a while and then took off. I hope she's here for the winter. 


  1. Cool shots of the kingfisher. They are shy birds around me. Awesome photos.

  2. I have never, ever been able to get a good kingfisher photo! Holy smokes, those are terrific!
    What a handsome neighbor.

  3. oh, hurray! i noticed one at our pond this week as well. even with extremely low water levels, i hope he can find some food. :)

  4. Cool shots! Kingfisher are so beautiful creatures!
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne and Raphael

  5. Very nice! What a treat to have a kingfisher in your backyard.

  6. Excellent, lucky you!
    Best regards, marion

  7. Did your husband pay any attention to all your running back and forth? These are fabulous shots. He could have taken credit for some of them if he had shown any enthusiasm. LOL
    I hope she's there for the winter, too. I'm sure you'll be on the lookout for her.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Great captures of her! I've tried to photo them and have yet nothing good. So glad to get to view your sweetie!

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