Date: 6/5/18 10:36 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Belted Kingfishers at Goleta Beach
A pair of Belted Kingfishers have a nest in a burrow across the slough near the easternmost end of the parking lot at Goleta Beach park.

This morning the two adults arrived back near the burrow, each with a fish. They remained near the burrow, calling with the fish in their mouths, for about 30 minutes before finally entering the burrow with the fish.

One possible reason I can imagine for this behavior is that the parents are trying to entice the young out of the nest. Other theories welcome.

The Little Blue Heron was foraging nearby.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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