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What's a whirley bird?

2/28/2018

Belted Kingfisher/Florida Everglades

 

This belted kingfisher has been plunging for his breakfast from the edge of a marsh lake I've been sitting on for a while this winter. He only shows up within camera range - before sunrise. Zips in eats and then zips out. It's rare for me to have the opportunity to have him perch, even for a second or two, right next to me. I kinda dig the dewey twilight infused spider web spun on the twig he scoping from.

 

Other than that...it's a kingfisher. Sitting. But take my word for it, not for long. He sped away as quickly as he sped in.

 

A fleeting forest flier finding fish.

 

He's like a tongue twister, whirlybird.

 

Well not really a whirleybird but who remembers that word???

 

Now that's a word I haven't heard in forever.

But 'kingfisher'...that's a word I'll say for always, endlessly, for all time. 

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