At the Fishing Hole. Adult and juvenile belted kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) Chignik Lake, Alaska.
There’s no mistaking the distinctive rattling call of belted kingfishers. These two served as this morning’s alarm clock. Abundant salmon parr in this area keep these birds well fed.
Chignik Lake is a Native Alaskan village with a population of about 50 people situated southwest of Iliamna and Katmai (famous for the Brooks Falls) on the Alaskan Peninsula. Access is by plane or by a combination of ferry and small boat. As a reference point, Anchorage near the top right of the screen shot at the top of the long Cook Inlet. The large island is Kodiak.