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Morning Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

I have not posted anything in the past few days! Had another dinner Thursday night and Friday night I was busy with some personal things!! I am up and going birding . . . . hope to have something more interesting to post about tonight! Just an update on the past few days . . . Yellow-throated Warbler (CHECK) was first heard yesterday and Thursday brought us three White-winged Scoters (CHECK) on Red House Lake with a raft of Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup Species, and a female merganser species (maybe Red-breasted Merganser). Can’t wait to see what I come across today!

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15 responses

  1. Marg

    Oh! and I felt guilty for having not been here for a few days-:D

    Good luck birding today-find lots!

    26 April 2008 at 7:30 am

  2. Love your Kingfisher photo Tom! Have a great day of new arrival discovery. :c)

    26 April 2008 at 8:18 am

  3. What a long, grand beak that fellow has! I sure hope you have a great day birding. I can’t wait to get up there and enjoy the park during the spring and summer. The fall trip we took up there was gorgeous, though.

    26 April 2008 at 10:26 am

  4. Mel

    I haven’t been here for a few days either 😉
    Enjoy your birding! (I looove your lists!!!)

    26 April 2008 at 12:12 pm

  5. @ marg – No worries and was a very good day!
    @ Jayne – Thanks and did get some!
    @ Linda – Thanks and I love Kingfishers! Will be nice seeing you!
    @ Mel – That’s alright and I am behind on many others sites also! But do have them still in my RSS feeds to catch up!

    26 April 2008 at 1:20 pm

  6. Kingfisher! One of my favorite birds – nice shot! I hope to find a nest this year along the bank. Have you ever found one?

    26 April 2008 at 3:40 pm

  7. As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
    As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
    Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
    Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
    Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
    Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
    Selves–goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
    Crying Whát I do is me: for that I came.
    Í say móre: the just man justices;
    Kéeps gráce: thát keeps all his goings graces;
    Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is–
    Chríst–for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
    Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
    To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
    –Gerard Hopkins

    26 April 2008 at 4:04 pm

  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    The kingfisher picture is great. We had a bonanza of warblers today. A worm-eating and Orange-crowned warblers. On the same day. Some years we don’t get either. I am only telling you because I know you will understand my excitement. Whoo Hooo The Worm-eater was singing up a storm. Fun fun… Can’t wait to hear what you get today.

    26 April 2008 at 6:46 pm

  9. Beautiful Kingfisher shot! I was driving through New York and MA most of this day. Saw lots of hawks riding on the thermal currents…

    Science Guy–love that GMHopkins poem! Very cool!

    26 April 2008 at 9:17 pm

  10. Hope you had a fabulous day birding – good to take a break from posting, especially if there’s real life stuff goin’ on! You do such an amazing job of posting something interesting nearly every day!

    26 April 2008 at 10:15 pm

  11. @ Bird Girl – Thanks and they are faves of mine also! I have seen them going into banks along the steams before but never gotten close to a hole!
    @ Scienceguy – that is wonderful and thanks for sharing!
    @ Lisa – thanks and the Orange-crowned would be a lifer for me! Congrats on two great birds! I would be just as excited!
    @ Rondi – Thanks and hawks are moving through in numbers right now!
    @ Adam – thanks and it can be tough keep up!! Downfalls of having so many blogging friends!

    26 April 2008 at 11:27 pm

  12. Love that photo, Monarch! I hope I get to see one of these birds one of these days. I hope you had a great day birding.

    27 April 2008 at 2:32 am

  13. I think I’m going to have to start looking a little closer at the Kingfishers I see–I’ve never noticed that rusty brown stripe across the chest on the ones I see. That’s a nice picture Mon@rch!

    28 April 2008 at 2:35 pm

  14. why was that kingfisher on an electrical line? I’ve never seen that before! (Elec. line right next to water perhaps?) very cool shot.

    29 April 2008 at 5:45 pm

  15. Great photo, Mon@rch! I saw my first one last year along a stream on a wire. I’d love to get a better shot than I did, though. It’s on my ‘must have’ list when I get my new camera and lens!

    6 May 2008 at 6:47 am

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