Monday, November 2, 2009
Things have really been busy at the pond the last few days. Another one of my "fishermen" has shown up. I feel sure this Belted Kingfisher has been returning for the past year or two. He is a an interesting bird, about the size of a pigeon and is blue grey in color with a band of color on his breast that gives him his name, Belted Kingfisher.His head is bushy crested and that looks like attitude. He has a dagger-like bill and can hover over the water and dive vertically for his prey. He has a loud and noisy call that he gives when on the wing or perched on a branch. Still, it is good to see him, we do enjoy him.