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Friday, February 24, 2006


Lillian and Don are driving down a side street by a canal in FL. Lillian yells "Kingfisher on the wire, slow down." Don slows car, Lillian grabs her Canon Mark II with the 1-400 lens and shoots out the car window just as the kingfisher takes off the wire. Presto! Lucky shot.

Actually this photo of a kingfisher is of a female Belted Kingfisher. The female has a reddish-brown belly band. The male looks similar but lacks the belly-band. We sometimes joke between ourselves and refer to a female Belted Kingfisher as a "Queenfisher."

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