I’ve never seen one of these birds before down the dock. Bird ID Captain Joe and Sons

It would hover like a hummingbird and a couple of times it dove into the water.








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21 Responses to I’ve never seen one of these birds before down the dock. Bird ID Captain Joe and Sons

  1. Diane Parisi says:

    I believe he is a Belted Kingfisher

  2. cs5shooter says:

    Kingfisher ?

  3. Laurel Tarantino says:

    Kingfisher. I see them all the time on the edge of the harbor.

  4. laurie hayden says:

    Kingfisher! we have them on our dock from time to time. great little divers.

  5. Dana says:

    Ring Necked Don Kingfisher ?

  6. Linda Colman says:

    Great shots of a Belted Kingfisher. A very cool bird!

  7. Anonymous says:

    king fisher

  8. Kingfisher looking for small fish to pick off. Did he have kind of a screech like he had a sore throat?

    • Joey C says:

      I didn’t hear the screech because he was so far away (those shots are super cropped) but watching it hover like a hummingbird and then dive in the water had me searching the Audubon site for hummingbirds.
      A belted kingfisher it is!

  9. Susan says:

    Belted Kingfisher..They are a nesting bird in Massachusetts some winter over in warmer area.

  10. Dani Lubbers says:

    Belted Kingfisher – they are cousins with the Kookaburra from Australia! I worked at a zoo…. :)

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  12. mustelidblues says:

    Beautiful bird!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Brings back memories of the English countryside – kingfishers are a lovely sight.

  14. Eileen says:

    Saw one of these in Ipswich on Sunday. Beautiful bird!

  15. Jerry Hannibal says:

    Belted Kingfisher it is.

  16. Barry Cuda says:

    holy mackerel there saphire! dats da Kingfisher!

  17. Ann says:

    It might be the same one that likes to hang out over the little bridge by Stop & Shop – have seen it there a number of times. It must be looking for bigger fish!!

  18. Gail says:

    Belted king fisher. You will find them in quiet saltwater coves on Cape Ann. This year I saw one in February on Wheeler’s Pt. Have fun watching them!

  19. Joanne says:

    You can see them a lot over by Good Haror Beach…..Don’t you just love it!

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