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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kingfisher!

Here is a Project that I JUST Completed, I decided to give myself a Try on the Scroll Saw to see if I still had it, and if my Hand was hurting too bad to do a little work.

Here is the end result.



Tech Specs:

Materials: 1/4” Baltic Birch Plywood
Time: 3 1/2 Hrs
Difficulty: Advanced
Blades: FD-TC #1

Here is also a Description and information about the Kingfisher bird incause someone would like a Small Education on these Species of birds.

Enjoy and thanks for coming to look at my Projects, I really Adore Birds, I love all animals, but birds are my Favorite Passion.

Handi

A common waterside resident throughout North America, the Belted Kingfisher is often seen hovering before it plunges headfirst into water to catch a fish. It frequently announces its presence by its loud rattling cry.

Description

  • Medium-sized bird.
  • Large head and shaggy crest.
  • Large, thick bill.
  • Bluish head and back.
  • White throat and collar.
  • White underneath with blue breast band.
  • Size: 28-35 cm (11-14 in)
  • Wingspan: 48-58 cm (19-23 in)
  • Weight: 140-170 g (4.94-6.0 ounces)

Sex Differences

Female with red chest band and flanks, male without.

Sound

Call a loud, harsh rattle.

Conservation Status

Populations may be decreasing in many areas.


Other Names

Martin-pêcheur d’Amérique (French)
Martín Pescador Norteño, Martín Pescador Migratorio, Martín Pescador Pasajero (Spanish)

Cool Facts

  • The breeding distribution of the Belted Kingfisher is limited in some areas by the availability of suitable nesting sites. Human activity, such as road building and digging gravel pits, has created banks where kingfishers can nest and allowed the expansion of the breeding range.
  • The Belted Kingfisher is one of the few bird species in which the female is more brightly colored than the male. Among the 93 species of kingfishers, the sexes often look alike. In some species the male is more colorful, and in others the female is.
  • During breeding season the Belted Kingfisher pair defends a territory against other kingfishers. A territory along a stream includes just the streambed and the vegetation along it, and averages 1 km (0.6 mi) long.The nest burrow is usually in a dirt bank near water. The tunnel slopes upward from the entrance, perhaps to keep water from entering the nest. Tunnel length ranges from 30 to 250 cm (1 to 8 ft).
This information was taken from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Belted_Kingfisher.html for reference to the kingfisher

6 comments:

The Great Ethan Allen said...

kingfisher looks cool. I need to find a new video editer. my camera takes MOV and not JPGs. If I break out the video camera, then I could film, but what a headache. Camera is much faster.

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Ethan,

I have been playing around with Cyberlink PowerDirector.

It's not been too bad so far. They have a 30 Day Trial for you to check out to see if you like it, then it cost 99 bucks to purchase.

It's pretty clevery, that's what I used on the dog video to play around with it a little to see what I can come up with.

I'm going to mess with it a bit and see what I can come up with. You may check it out and see if it's right for you.

If you look on TWW Forum, I posted a Thread about Video Editing Software, you may check it out, there is a few Ideas on there about what is a good one.

Handi

raccoonlover1963 said...

Great job on the kingfisher. What do you use as a pattern?
Lisa

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Lisa,

I try and find Free Patterns Provided by people to cut out, if i thought about it, I would have Saved the locations to all of my Finds in case someone asked me.

Some patterns I get from rbindustries, some are from woodworking mags, all my Christmas ornaments are from Steve Good at the scroll saw workshop and a lot from my scroll saw magazines.

I got a Turkey pattern I'm going to try and cut out before Thanksgiving gets here so I can have at least 1 Thanksgiving Theme lol.

Handi

realfEZ said...

Ton Martin-Pêcheur est superbe Jim!

I've just realized your blog wasn't in my Blog list!!! Kick my saw....
Fixed.

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Real,

LOL, I see how you are, I've had yours on my List and my Reader that I visit daily or at least when a new post is posted.

And You don't have me listed... Hmmm, What kinda friend is that? LOL

Kidding.. I'm glad that you are watching my Blog, means alot when I get viewers that care for the Craft and some of my Quirky Post and all!

Handi