Belted Kingfisher

Given the weather there were not many visitors at Reifel this afternoon. It started off with light showers now and again, but progressed to steady rain. This also put a bit of a damper on bird activity. There were some Stilt Sandpiper and a Red-necked Phalarope in the west field.

There were also a couple of Belted Kingfisher active in the sanctuary today. With not much else going on I started watching them to determine which snags they seemed to favour. Once deciding on one along the centre dyke, I found a spot on the opposite side of the slough with some trees for cover. Then it was just a matter of waiting and hoping for the best.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

My patience was rewarded when one of the Belted Kingfisher flew in landing on the branch I had set up on. A little bright spot on this rainy day.

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