Wildlife viewing and birdwatching exist throughout the year, and an accessible wildlife viewing platform is located on the bog, serving as a great spot to see Canada geese, mallard, wood duck, hooded merganser, pied-billed grebe, belted kingfisher
, killdeer, green heron, and great blue heron.
In the US there is (save vagrants) only one species of kingfisher, the chunky Belted Kingfisher
. Egypt has three -- the Pied, Smyrna and Common and in one early morning stroll in the center of a metropolis of perhaps 22 million humans I had got all three.
He also helped point out the last birds on my list, including the belted kingfisher
and the Jamaican tody, aptly named the rasta bird by locals for its amazing colouring.
Sporadic and geographically widespread reports of parasites affecting the belted kingfisher
(Megaceryle alcyon) have been published, but few have described details of the pathology.
Within hours, a Belted Kingfisher
gave Ireland a hat-trick of top birds; a few local birders raided their piggy banks and got on the ferry or plane, others were inspired to search our own coastal headlands for unexpected migrants.
, 7; red-bellied woodpecker, 20; yellow-bellied sapsucker, 1; downy woodpecker, 147; hairy woodpecker, 36; pileated woodpecker, 2.
Westerlies brought several gannets off Rhos Point, but midwinter don't usually bring rarities across the Atlantic, so an American belted kingfisher
in Northern Ireland was a surprise.
Equally as exciting and elusive as the belted kingfisher
I saw in the States, the common kingfisher is a lovely iridescent blue with warm, chestnut orange underparts.
You'll hike through soaring redwoods, glimpsing an occasional black-tailed deer or belted kingfisher
, but the payoff is the view down the green gorge of Big Sur Valley.
ossifragus, 7), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, 4), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata, 4), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 2), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, 2), and one each of the following species: Rock Dove (Columba livia), Belted Kingfisher
(Ceryle alcyon), Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Herring Gull (L.
A KING'S PLATTER (right): Jerry Gadamus, who painted this belted kingfisher
, says that when he depicts snow, "I try to make it look like the kind of winter day that tempts you to venture outdoors .
The following bird taxa were regularly observed to take crawfish during the course of this study: Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue-Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern, and Belted Kingfisher
. Therefore, crawfish were preyed upon by birds that wade, dive, and swim-dive to take prey.