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Fishing Lessons – Kingfishers

These Kingfishers are like a morning alarm clock only the Snooze button doesn’t work and we can’t unplug it from the wall.  hahaha  …and it’s not as annoying.

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Belted Kingfisher

When a single Kingfisher is working the river it doesn’t make this much noise (watch video below).  So I’m guessing that these Kingfishers are young birds being taught how to fish.  Either the parents are giving lots of encouragement to their young or the children are saying “Wait up!  Wait up!  I’m hungry!  I’m tired!”   Or maybe both?

Whatever is going on, they are fun to watch.  We’ve seen as many as 6 Kingfishers working this part of the Alsea River at one time.  Occasionally they actually splash in the water to catch a bite to eat.