I got much luckier with this kingfisher that I spotted at San Bernard NWR a couple of weeks ago. He was so busy fishing in the waters right next to the road that I was able to observe him for a good long while and to get a few decent shots of him.
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
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Click here to see the rest of the shots I got of this little 'fisher, including one exultant pose with fish in bill.
And for the record, I did finally finish going through all those San Bernard pictures that I promised to post. I've got them all on Flickr now and will try to post some of the highlights here by Tuesday.
For more great bird photos from around the world, check out Bird Photography Weekly #32.