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D800 Belted Kingfisher--Little feet, big beak. Using tools?

Countryboy

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Countryboy Silver Member Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007
Mon 24-Jun-13 08:48 PM

Hi All,

I photographed this kingfisher the other morning just after dawn from a portable blind. In the first shot, the bird was just within the focus range of the lens--glad that I had the lens set to full. D800, Nikon 600 w/1.7 (grey market tc) tripod.

I've read that Little Green Herons drop small objects into the water to attract fish. This kingfisher was snatching-up sticks and twigs, and dropping them into the water. At first, I thought she might be doing so to attract minnows, etc., but upon reflection I think her objective was to spook prey from their hiding places among the debris in the creek. Who knows?

Tom

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