Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher with a crayfish meal on July 13, 2023. I've never seen a Kingfisher eat a shelled creature before. What a treat it was! It took about 7 minutes for it to get this swallowed but not without trouble. It bashed the crayfish on the log repeatedly, with pieces of it falling off each time. I shifted down the boardwalk to get a different view but the Kingfisher had eaten it in the meantime. Several photographers also shot a Kingfisher with a crayfish that day. This shot is not what I would consider the sharpest but I enjoy the shot nonetheless.

My new Z8 has seen impressive use in just 6 weeks. Almost 40k photos! Being able to shoot 20 FPS is both a blessing and a curse. I've been enjoying taking photos so much that I have been ignoring culling them, bringing my backlog up to ~63k photos.

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 600mm on Nikon Z8