A lady photographer told me five years ago that there was a Belted Kingfisher at Colonial Lake near our house in New Jersey. She even told me that it usually came out at 1 PM to start looking for food. It’s only yesterday, five years later that I was finally able to photograph it a few minutes after 1 PM, from about 200 ft away.
Next time I will try to come closer and hopefully get a better shot, but she may be too skittish.
Meanwhile a Song Sparrow, partially hidden in a tree, was singing beautifully.
And two Painted Turtles had just finished their rowing exercises.
Finally, a female Mallard with mixed genes was practicing her Karate kick.