Date: 10/24/18 7:21 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Odd kingfisher at Fort Morgan, and DFO Big Year update - #350
Ringed is huge in size, and their bill too, plus all orange underparts.

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 8:17 PM Jessi Oberbeck <ivory.billed.wdpkr...>
wrote:

> Just for arguments sake, what makes it a Belted and not a Ringed?
>
> Jessi Oberbeck
> Westminster, Co
>
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 8:09 PM David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd welcome comment on this oddly plumaged female Belted Kingfisher (see
>> below) which we saw on our DFO field trip to Morgan County on Oct 23. She
>> was involved in intense chasing with another female at the pond at
>> Riverside Park in Fort Morgan, and was rarely out of motion. In the early
>> morning light I did not notice her coloration as she flew fast around the
>> area, but at a rare perched moment I grabbed a few digiscopes and see
>> *two* rusty bands, where the upper band is ordinarily blue. I don't
>> recall seeing this before, and some limited checking does not make
>> reference to this coloration. Dale Pate took a flight photo of the other
>> female that was involved with this one, and it shows a normal coloration.
>> This checklist has some recordings of the kingfishers, too (also with
>> traffic noise, Blue Jays, etc):
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49410395
>>
>> We had a fun trip in Morgan County, then detoured to Boulder County for
>> the Fork-tailed Flycatcher. It was #350 for DFO's Big Year.
>> http://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/Reports/AnnualChronological.aspx
>>
>> DFO has lots of great trips coming up and many still with space available
>> for registration. All are free.
>> http://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx
>>
>> David Suddjian
>> Ken Caryl Valley
>> Littleton, CO
>>
>>
>>
>> [image: IMG_3198.jpg]
>>
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