Hawk, Lizards, Migrators, Kingfisher Scores (11/25/19)

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Re: Hawk, Lizards, Migrators, Kingfisher Scores (11/25/19)

zackiedawg wrote:

This time, I've got a few more of the small migrating and wintering birds from the pine forests, as well as some lizards mixed in, one hawk trying to prey on a migratory bird in the forest, plus some of the wetlands waders on the hunt - herons, bitterns, and limpkins. And one last-second catch of a kingfisher doing what his name implies.

I just wanted to say thanks for sharing such well shot & interesting pictures. It's a shame Green Cay will be closed for the rest of the season, I'll miss it a lot!

Below are my favorites.

  1. Hawks of any kind are always interesting to watch and take pictures of.
  2. You seem to have a knack of finding those American Bitterns AND taking excellent pictures of them.
  3. That Kingfisher is my favorite of all, nice action shot! I have still yet to get a picture of one of them, must less right after a catch like that, well done.

When a patch of woods full of migrating and wintering species suddenly goes dead quiet and empty...there's usually a reason. One good reason is the arrival of a cooper's hawk - an expert at flying fast through trees and branches to surprise forest birds and snatch them up for lunch

An American bittern on the hunt - this one was really checking out the trees looking for some unsuspecting lizards rather than the fish they usually go after. Some who follow my posts may recall I spotted my first one for this season just the week before, flying in

At the last second, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a bird plunging towards the water - facing directly into the sun I had very strong backlight - but I tried to get a few shots to see what it was...as the bird popped up out of the water, spewing droplets, I saw it was a belted kingfisher, and he had scored a fish

Comments, questions, and critique welcomed as always!

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