Belted Kingfisher

Birds at Hager Pond and Grist Mill Pond

September 7, 2018

A belted kingfisher, photographed by Steve Forman.
A belted kingfisher, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a belted kingfisher, a killdeer, and a wood duck at Hager Pond in Marlborough and Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Birds at Whitehall State Park

June 26, 2018

A belted kingfisher at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A belted kingfisher at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A belted kingfisher at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A belted kingfisher at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A double-crested cormorant at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A double-crested cormorant at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A gray catbird at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A gray catbird at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A great blue heron at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.
A great blue heron at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Gordon Taylor.

Gordon Taylor photographed a belted kingfisher, a double-crested cormorant, a gray catbird, and a great blue heron at Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton.

Birds at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

August 12, 2017

A red-tailed hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-tailed hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A pileated woodpecker at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A pileated woodpecker at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a red-tailed hawk, a belted kingfisher, and a pileated woodpecker at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Nature at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

September 14, 2016

Chris Renna recorded this video featuring a green heron, a belted kingfisher, an eastern phoebe, and more at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard.

Birds in Stow

November 5, 2016

A belted kingfisher along the Assabet River in Stow.
A belted kingfisher along the Assabet River in Stow.
A belted kingfisher along the Assabet River in Stow.
A belted kingfisher along the Assabet River in Stow.
Mute swans along the Assabet River in Stow.
Mute swans along the Assabet River in Stow.

Steve from Stow photographed a belted kingfisher and mute swans on the Assabet River.

Birds in Marlborough

September 30, 2016

A belted kingfisher at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A belted kingfisher at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a belted kingfisher, a Canada goose, a great blue heron, and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 24, 2016

A brown creeper at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A brown creeper at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A belted kingfisher at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An ovenbird at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An ovenbird at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An American robin at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An American robin at Assabet River National Willdlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.

Craig Smith photographed a brown creeper, great blue herons, a belted kingfisher, a muskrat, an ovenbird, a red-bellied woodpecker, a red squirrel, and an American robin at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury.

Belted Kingfisher in Wayland

September 24, 2015

A belted kingfisher at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this belted kingfisher at Heard Pond in Wayland.

Nature at Fort Meadow Reservoir

July 7, 2014

White-breasted nuthatches near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A great blue heron near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A pileated woodpecker near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A belted kingfisher near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A cedar waxwing near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A gray squirrel near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A great blue heron near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed white-breasted nuthatches, a great blue heron, a pileated woodpecker, a belted kingfisher, a cedar waxwing and a gray squirrel at Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.

Nature at Heard Pond in Wayland

October 5, 2013

A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An immature bald eagle at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A belted kingfisher at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A great blue heron at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A great blue heron at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Lincoln's sparrow at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Wood duck and hooded merganser hybrids at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A wood duck and hooded merganser hybrid at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Fall colors at Heard Pond in Wayland, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed the following at Heard Pond in Wayland: bald eagles, belted kingfisher, great blue heron, Lincoln's sparrow and the fall colors. Joan also photographed more photos of the ducks she had submitted from the end of September. She wrote to the eBird program at Cornell and received the following from a project leader there: "I can say with a lot of confidence that these are not "just" Hooded Mergansers. The bill structure and plumage indicates that they are hybrids and the pattern of several of the birds seems perfect for Wood Duck. The nesting habits of Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser are quite similar, so having a mixed pairing is perhaps not that shocking. Nonetheless, I have been birding 25+ years and have never seen ducks like these. Fascinating birds and great photos.
This is indeed a VERY exciting observation. This pairing actually has been found a few times before and we do have it as a data entry option in ebird. Since it would be the first ever such entry from Massachusetts, I hope you will consider entering an eBird record for Heard Pond with these birds."

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