Monday, February 6, 2012

Belted Kingfisher - Check! (Patagonia, AZ)

I got him!  I couldn't believe my good luck.  After a month of chasing this bird up and down the creek, he landed in a very good spot close to me and I got my photos.

There he is - the King of Punk - the Belted Kingfisher.  Woohoo!  I think of him as a punk because of his tufted head feathers, those wild looking eyes, and the sound he makes is very unusual.  I swear he sounded like he was teasing me as he would fly by or away from me.  Sort of like from the show - Full House's Jackalope:  "fast as fast can be! you'll never catch me!"  Ha!  Gotcha!

Okay, enough with the crazy lady.  Here's a few more photos....
Abert's Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (female)
And yes, this time I do have the correct woodpecker.  I double checked the books.  ;0)
and one squirrel pretending to be part bat...
Not too bad for a slow week of wildlife sightings.  Of course, I would have been happy with just the Belted Kingfisher photos.  He made my week.


  1. Oh wow! Love the kingfisher! You must be very patient to get such great bird photos.

  2. That kingfisher is gorgeous! Wow. My MIL would be very interested.. she's a bird watcher. I'll have to give her your blog address the next time I see her!


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