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Old 08-13-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Pair of kingfishers.

They were a long way off so the picture is not the greatest, they were also on an island so I could not get any closer. Strange that the female is the more colorful one.
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I've always loved kingfishers...or have been fascinated by them at least.

Perhaps, if I get--I mean, *when* I get my larger pond built, I'll see them in the backyard! (Maybe not terribly likely, but definitely possible--I'm sure I spotted them once less than I mile from here along a stream.)
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They were a long way off so the picture is not the greatest, they were also on an island so I could not get any closer. Strange that the female is the more colorful one.
I once rented a camp on a lake in Maine each year, where I saw kingfishers along the shoreline that delighted and fascinated me with their athletic fishing abilities.

I never saw a mated pair, however. You have the eye to capture these things, Kildale - a great gift!!! Nice shot!!!
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I once rented a camp on a lake in Maine each year, where I saw kingfishers along the shoreline that delighted and fascinated me with their athletic fishing abilities.

I never saw a mated pair, however. You have the eye to capture these things, Kildale - a great gift!!! Nice shot!!!
I recall standing on a small bridge along a country road and watching a pair of them dive into the water, return to perch, and then, go back to their acrobatic maneuvers.

It would be nice to be in a cabin (or my own home) and witness the same--not that I'd want to lose all of my fish (and frogs?) to them...or a blue heron (another one I'd *sort of* like to see at our pond).

Right now, I only have the small pond that is to, eventually, spill into a larger one down the slope--that is where I'd expect to see kingfishers and possibly herons. I bought the liner for it, but have yet to dig it. Once I do, I will likely add some native minnows--probably nothing much larger than that, as I don't want them to eat the frog eggs or tadpoles.
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I've been seeing one regularly out back by the bay this summer and yet another frequenting the pond at camp. I just love their raucous call!
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I've been seeing one regularly out back by the bay this summer and yet another frequenting the pond at camp. I just love their raucous call!
I want to see them here and hear this raucous call of theirs!
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So far all I've acquired are far away blue-blurry shots. Kinda sounds like I just said blueberries. LOL
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I see them sitting on a wire most days that I go to the lagoon but that's not my idea of a nature shot. I have also walked by a rock that they sometimes perch on but can't get close to photograph them.
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I see them sitting on a wire most days that I go to the lagoon but that's not my idea of a nature shot. I have also walked by a rock that they sometimes perch on but can't get close to photograph them.
Incredible pictures, nonetheless!!!
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I see them sitting on a wire most days that I go to the lagoon but that's not my idea of a nature shot. I have also walked by a rock that they sometimes perch on but can't get close to photograph them.

I hear you about the wires and nature shots! Still, great to see the close-ups and different poses.

I, too, have noticed various birds using a protruding rock as a perch. I'm gonna want plenty of rocks incorporated into my pond/streambed project--even more than I already have!
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