These small birds with their large heads, long pointed beaks and rapid flight are incredibly challenging to photograph in flight. On a trip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge last fall I watched several of these little speedy fliers zip around over the water. They are so quick I can understand why they are called Kingfishers as they swiftly catch fish and dart back to safety to eat their meal.
Posts Tagged: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
I was intently focused on photographing Belted Kingfishers in flight as they darted by my camera one evening at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge. The sun was quickly setting and I turned around and this “jewel” sat on a dead limb directly behind me! I thought it was a Juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron because I had seen several flying around earlier but something was very different. It was the seldom seen Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron.
I photographed two Belted Kingfishers fishing at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. They are very entertaining to watch and listen to their rattling calls. As this female landed on a dead branch, I thought I heard her say “I Caught a fish this long”
The Bluebird is a very common sight but their brilliant blue color still startles me, especially when one sits still in the evening sun long enough for me to capture it’s image.
I have been searching for the Illusive Wood Duck to photograph for several years! Despite their nickname as “Carolina” Duck, they seem to be scarce here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe I just don’t know where to look? I was recently in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and suddenly here was Mrs Wood Duck! No sign of her well dressed male partner but she is just fine!.