Thursday, 1 September 2016

Belted Kingfisher - Juvenile Male

 One of a family of four kingfishers seen in Jordan Falls and fishing in the river and adjacent ponds. These were all shot at the same location on the morning of August 7.  The adult male has a breast belt that is entirely blue-grey whereas this bird had some rust colour showing in those feathers indicating a juvenile. This bird was in the shade of an oak tree, in some of the shots you can see where the sunlight was filtering through the leaves and casting some light on his back. Although the sun was at my back the bird appears back-lit from the light reflecting off the river.

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