Monday, April 25, 2011

Female Kingfisher

Or "Queenfisher" as I like to call her.  For once the female of the species sports more color than the male - the male kingfisher lacks the brown vest of color.


52 comments:

Judy said...

She's so beautiful and bright! I love that top photo of her.

Dawn said...

SO spiffy looking;)
All dressed up and trying to figure out where to go.
Incredible design!
:)

Roan said...

Hallelujah! I'm glad to see one female with color. She's a beauty!

Sandra said...

she is all dressed up in her Easter Dress, and what a beautiful shade of blue... she is really pretty

Feral Female said...

Beautiful images!

Melodie said...

She's a looker!

Snapper II said...

Now I am realy jelouse. I've been chasing these birds for a long time and have not been able to get nearly this close. Great capture.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...she is so pretty...love her fluffy do!

Manzanita said...

Oh what lovely pictures. I've never seen one. Wonder if they are around my area.

Dina said...

Great shots of her. They are so hard to get since they're very skittish.

Jennifer said...

So pretty. I always look for these when we go campin at the lake :)

Rose said...

I am so jealous--I very seldom see a kingfisher and when I do they are for sure not still enough or close enough to get a shot even half as nice as these!!!

Nancy said...

I love it when you post a photo of a bird that I will never see in Nebraska.

Just gorgeous! :)

Samantha said...

Aren't they stunning? I see them frequently, but never have a chance with the camera. Great captures!

wayside wanderer said...

Very pretty in a punk rocker sort of way. =)

Betty Manousos said...

What a beautiful bird!

Great pictures, love them all, especially the first and second one.

Have a great Monday!

And thanks for linking to Cut And Dry, I'm following right back.
I'm so happy to have met you. :)

I love your blog!!
Betty

*Honest Abe said...

I have never seen one of these around here in Ohio where I live. Now that I don't get out much I probably won't see one.

I am satisfied to see these beautiful shots that you posted today.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

I just post the previous comment using my other gmail account...but it's me!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My goodness. Does the variety of wildlife at your pond ever cease? I have yet to capture a Kingfisher photo. Someday.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Thank you for sharing these pictures. My husband saw a Kingfisher here about a month ago but it was long gone by the time I was up for the day. I think these are exquisite birds! I am looking forward to seeing one in person. Have a super great day!

don said...

A fine series of this gorgeous bird. We don't have these around here (as far as I know). Excellent nature photography.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Oooohh my! How perfect she is. And tiny, and delicate. And prettier than the boy? That's unique, isn't it?

I love that last picture, with all the green on the background. The gray of the branches and the little lady just sitting there. I think the composition is top notch!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Kerri said...

She's a beauty!

Millie said...

Such a brightly colored exotic lady!

Trisha said...

I agree with Roan...a woman with some color!! So glad to see it!

lisa said...

She is just beautiful, and what wonderful photographs you were able to get of her.
So nicely done!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

If I was a bird, those are the colors I would want to be. I do think I'd do better than that with my hair though.

bon bon said...

what a marvelous bird! i'm not sure i've ever seen one in the wild. beautiful captures, hon!

Robin said...

Theresa, great capture and great shots. I love to watch them hunting. The way they spear into the water!

Shifan said...

She is so beautiful. There are Kingfishers in Sri Lanka but they are different from Color as well as shape. I thought..... if I can sit on stick like her.

Montanagirl said...

Nice shots of the "Queen" !!

Randy said...

That is some hair-do she's sporting on top. I love it.

Farm Girl said...

I don't think I have ever seen a kingfisher before. Lovely bird, I love the "do"

Kathy said...

Oh, I do like Queenfisher! She looks like a royal to me.

Michaele said...

Learned what a Kingfisher was today. She has some hairdo!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I can't believe all the beautiful birds in your little corner of the world! Thanks for sharing!

Gary said...

My favourite is the horses!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Deb said...

that is awesome...I've never seen any of those around here...

Debbie said...

what a beautiful bird, we don't get those here. love her "do"!!!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful shot of the kingfisher!

Ms. Becky said...

very high WOW factor on this one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots of this one.

Paula said...

WOW! Gorgeous bird!
Loved seeing these pictures, we don't have those around here!

farmer said...

Beautiful! I love the first photo,so pretty.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Theresa, great pictures!! We have Kingfishers here, but it's hard to spot them, let alone get a picture!

MarieElizabeth said...

What a beautiful bird - nice captures.

Rebecca said...

Wow--what a beautiful, majestic bird...
Great photos!

KaHolly said...

She's a beaut! You've done an incredible job photographing her! I almost only see them on a telephone wire!

Larry said...

Great captures of one of my favorite birds, the Belted Kingfisher. I like the "Queenfisher" tag, I'm going to start using that term for the females too!

What is not to love about these birds? Their chattering call as they fly around, the way they plunge into the water to catch their prey and of course, their majestic presence when they are sitting on a perch fishing, which you have caught so well.

Allison said...

gorgeous color... and what a mohawk!

Pat Ulrich said...

I love to watch these birds, but have yet to get one in front of my lens!

Marissa ♥ said...

I am in awe. She is stunning!

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