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Jul 19, 2015 11:09 |  #1

It's fun to watch a kingfisher with a little bullhead. Because of the bullheads barbs, the kingfisher will thwap it on a branch repeatedly before they finally swallow it. They want to make sure it is dead before downing it. Yesterday I watched one beat a bullhead not 15' from me; I could hear the sound. He thwapped it for five minutes, swallowed it, then out it came again for another five minute beating. I saw a kingfisher catch a shiner a few years back and it was immediately devoured without tenderizing.


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Jul 19, 2015 11:18 |  #2

Excellent images, & a interesting story, too!


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Jul 19, 2015 12:37 |  #3

Great catch and photos of this kingfisher.:-)


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Jul 19, 2015 12:49 |  #4

Really great work on these Al, not always easy working in the shade with this kind of movement.


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Jul 19, 2015 19:37 |  #5

Great stuff Al!
Love the kingfishers!


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Jul 20, 2015 00:28 |  #6

Excellent shots Al.


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Jul 20, 2015 03:13 |  #7

A cracking pair, great work Al.


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Jul 20, 2015 07:30 |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote in post #17636553 (external link)
Excellent images, & a interesting story, too!


KT29 wrote in post #17636611 (external link)
Great catch and photos of this kingfisher.:-)


Nighthound wrote in post #17636625 (external link)
Really great work on these Al, not always easy working in the shade with this kind of movement.


Sgt. wrote in post #17637061 (external link)
Great stuff Al!
Love the kingfishers!


Peter2516 wrote in post #17637275 (external link)
Excellent shots Al.


Joe52 wrote in post #17637363 (external link)
A cracking pair, great work Al.

Thank you all very much for your kind words; I appreciate them. It's a good thing I got my kingfisher shots when I did; after hanging around for 4-5 days, I didn't see them at all yesterday.


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Jul 20, 2015 20:59 |  #9

I don't blame them-I remember those barbs from long ago fishing w/ the cane pole and nightcrawlers. Good shooting as always, Al


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Jul 20, 2015 21:35 |  #10

PhotosGuy wrote in post #17636553 (external link)
Excellent images, & a interesting story, too!


This!


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Jul 21, 2015 12:49 |  #11

Wonderful shots Al.


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Jul 21, 2015 13:46 |  #12

ardeekay wrote in post #17638391 (external link)
I don't blame them-I remember those barbs from long ago fishing w/ the cane pole and nightcrawlers. Good shooting as always, Al

Yes, I know just what you mean. Thanks, Rog.

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This!

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Wonderful shots Al.

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Jul 21, 2015 16:45 |  #13

Top notch shots.


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Jul 22, 2015 07:34 |  #14

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Top notch shots.

Thanks you, Trevor; I appreciate it.


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Jul 22, 2015 07:39 |  #15

Lovely shots , wish I had a lens to be able to photograph birds like these ......better start saving !!


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