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Old 12-07-2012   #1
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I'm in Central Indiana.
I saw a kingfisher perched on a fence near a pond in an industrial park. Wondering what kind of range these guys cover. If I decided to hunt kingfisher does it make sense for one to hang around that area, or do you just have to shoot when you spot'em.

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I have seen them travel about about a 4 city block radius and they are very territorial.
Some info I trust cornell labs since they study the birds extensively
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/B...er/lifehistory
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The best way I have read on how to photograph this extremely skittish birds is to study them. They for the most part always use the same perches. Find out it's favorite perch, get there early and camouflage yourself and wait.

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The best way I have read on how to photograph this extremely skittish birds is to study them. They for the most part always use the same perches. Find out it's favorite perch, get there early and camouflage yourself and wait.

Good luck.
Good suggestions by Robert.
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To get my first Common Kingfisher photo several years back, having seen them in a mangroves area on the beach, but never managing to get a decent photo of them, I took a week off work and went every morning hoping for my shot, I did get several but not the one i wanted. Then of the 5th morning I'm sitting in my beach chair drinking a cup of coffee, guess what, one landed next to me, so close I couldnt get my camera to focus LOL C'est la vie
Here's a photos from way back, of myself on the beach then in 2006 waiting for my Kingfisher, in the days that I was still a smoker.
The hide is a friend in the same spot, I added the Kingfisher and mailed it to him to wind him up LOL
The King Fisher one of my favorite shots was taken last year
My Internet is too slow I will post the photos later
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Here we go

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Superb shot John.

I may have to do just that next summer. These guys are really hard to get.
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I love the shot of the Kingfisher sitting on the flash!!!
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John you are very creative I agree with dori
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