This is one of those birds that I have wanted to photograph for years with no luck. I have seen them occasionally close the my house but always to far away to get a photo, my son and I tried repeatedly to photograph one along the stream in Benezette one weekend but the moment we would lift the cameras it would fly. Last month I had a few chances in Florida, often they were to far away to get a good sharp image, this one provided me with my best photos to date. Although not as good as I hoped it is a start. It is difficult to tell but the belly is brown on this Belted Kingfisher making it a female.
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