07/21/17 Belted Kingfishers

Posted: September 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Up until this July, I had maybe two photos of the beautiful Belted Kingfisher. It is one elusive bird, very timid and quick. A kingfisher normally doesn’t stick around if you are in the area. But thanks to a friend who gave me access to his property in Mariaville, Maine, that all changed. This wonderful stream, which runs through his land, is frequented by several Belted Kingfishers that patrol along the nearby Union River. I have spent many hours at this beautiful location over the past several weeks. These are some of the results.

Special thanks to my friend Ed.




Grabbed a Crayfish














This Cedar Waxwing stopped by.



  1. Nancy Gourlie says:

    Well, you have done it again! These are simply fantastic! My favorite bird. Are you still here in Maine?

  2. Vicki L DeVico says:

    Great photos, Ray! I love Kingfishers and rarely get to see them, so I appreciate your photos!

  3. gr says:

    Not familiar with kingfishers, so thank you for this gorgeous set of pictures! Beautiful!

  4. I know what you mean about being hard to photograph because they fly off pretty quickly. You did an amazing job! The birds are gorgeous and you highlighted their behavior. Great work Ray. I did not see one Cedar Waxwing this year. Terrific photo.

  5. Joe says:

    Nice series Ray

  6. Masterful, dramatic and so rare, Ray! I congratulate you. I love their rattley sound as they lift off. smiles c

  7. Glenn says:

    You captured the Belted Kingfisher with your camera in this beautiful setting!

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