I am on the ground floor when it comes to bird identification. For me it’s not even 101; it’s bird id 001!
This photograph is not a great one, but it captured a bird I had never photographed before. I think it might be a type of kingfisher, but I am not sure. So I need your help. Can you identify this bird?
The photo was taken in Chincoteague, Virginia on the second week of January. I saw a lot of mallards, great blue herons, great egrets, a whole more. One day I just happened across this bird sitting on a perch. So I quickly stopped my truck, grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos. This was the best one of the batch. It is not a great photo but I hope it is good enough for one of you to help me identify it.
Thanks in advance for your help!
+Tim Talbott, via Google+, just identified this bird as a female belted kingfisher. Thanks Tim!