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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This photo represents the best opportunity I have ever had to film a kingfisher while hunting. They are fairly shy birds and always give me wide berth, often flying to the other side of the river when they pass by me. I don't think this one was aware I was present. She was sitting on a dead branch overlooking the river, but out of direct line of sight with me. They will often sound off with their rattling call as they begin a dive. That was my tip-off that this one was going to dive. Finding it through the lens was another matter, and it wasn't until it was emerging from the water that I finally was able to locate it. Realizing I was there, it moved on to another area.