Belted Kingfisher

Great Blue Heron Silhouettes at Viera Wetlands

January 2, 2015 -  I knew that the Great Blue Herons would be nesting, and I was hopeful that the cooperative Belted Kingfisher would pose for me again.... After the spectacular sunrise, I turned my tripod around and focused on The Perch where the Belted Kingfisher has so cooperatively posed for the past few…... Read more

Least Tern Fish Exchange

Year in Review: 2014

December 30, 2014 - As the migrating birds began returning to Florida through the fall and winter, an incredibly cooperative Belted Kingfisher showed up at Viera Wetlands.... Read more

Belted Kingfisher

Fun with Friends at Viera Wetlands

November 18, 2014 -  A bunch of photography buddies and I ended up in a line of tripods for several hours, our lenses pointed at one bird: the very cooperative Belted Kingfisher who would periodically fly in and perch on a nice close tree.... After the sun was up, we turned our tripods and…... Read more

Belted Kingfisher

Diving Hoodies at Viera Wetlands

December 28, 2010 - Wilson's Snipe We paused to take a duck inventory of the many American Coots, Pied-Billed Grebes, and Ring-Necked Ducks that covered the wetlands.  A Belted Kingfisher came screeching across the landscape and landed on a dead palm tree right in front of us.  With my new 500mm lens, he was…... Read more

Belted Kingfisher

Proof: We have a Belted Kingfisher in the Neighborhood!

November 9, 2010 - Tonight the Belted Kingfisher made an appearance at one of the Stoneybrook West ponds, flying in circles over the pond before landing in a tree.... Belted Kingfisher The Yellow-Rumped Warblers were especially active tonight, and one even stopped for a few seconds on an open branch for me to photograph.... Read more

Activity Starting to Pick up at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 12, 2010 - Double-Crested Cormorant I was ecstatic when the Belted Kingfishers flew across the marsh right in front of me.... Belted Kingfisher I made my way back around to Alligator Alley in order to try to do some warbler photography mid-morning.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-Bellied Whistling…... Read more

Quiet Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 11, 2010 - Two Belted Kingfishers chased each other up and down Heron Hideout as we watched.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle (heard), Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren (heard), Caspian Tern, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Great…... Read more

There are warblers at the Circle B Bar Reserve…if you know where to look!

September 5, 2010 - Osprey As we made our way back up towards Heron Hideout, Dyeyo spotted another Belted Kingfisher flying up and down Banana Creek.  He was very considerate and perched in a tree right in front of us!  Exposure was difficult, as the sun was very bright, and his white patches tend…... Read more