Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Erie Canal Day 2 Addendum: Doodle du jour - Belted Kingfisher

There were lots of kingfishers on the Erie Canal, but they're much smaller and faster-moving than great blue herons and the modest zoom lens I have is not sufficient to the task. Haven't done one of my bird drawings in a while, but I was thinking about these great-looking birds tonight and decided I would try drawing one, and here she is. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Frankie Perussault said...

I love it. It looks like it (she?) is about to say something!

bonnie said...

Thanks! They usually do have something to say, they're very vocal, you can always tell when one's around as their call is a distinctive loud rattle. This one's a she, this is an unusual bird where the female is more colorful - the males don't have the rust-colored band.

I copied this picture from one in the gallery on the belted kingfisher page at