Alcyon Days – Pun Intended
This week’s photo challenge is minimalist. In this one moment in time, these two Female North American Belted Kingfishers were so deeply focused in renegotiating their territories that they failed to notice my kayak round the bend. Kingfishers in that cove historically have established a healthy separation between their respective turfs. It is possible the drought this year stressed the Kingfishers to the point of this squabble. Since these photos were taken, we have had significant rains, the water level has come back up three feet, and the female Kingfishers are back in their usual areas, chattering away at me with their slipping-fan-belt voices, scaring off the Herons. Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for this topic.
Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.
Thanks to the kind folks at Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
The Tao of Feathers™
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North American Belted Kingfisher, Kayaking
Posted on November 12, 2014, in Art, Audubon, Birds, Kingfisher, Nature, photo101, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged Belted Kingfisher, photo101, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.