Friday, August 17, 2018
A Belted Kingfisher Duo on the Tuolumne River
This morning, though, they weren't nearly so upset when I appeared on the section of the trail overlooking the river. A pair of females were perched on a large tree branch, and even though I was maybe only 150 feet away, they hung around. They didn't fly off until I turned to walk on down the trail.
The rust colored feathers on the breast indicate the female. The males have a white breast.