Happy Draw A Bird Day March 2017! I don’t recall ever seeing a Kingfisher but find its feather colors to be rather beautiful.
I really didn’t know much about these birds and figured they didn’t live here in the area, but supposedly Kingfishers can be found here year round. They live near streams, rivers, and lakes and are excellent at fishing, although they will also eat crayfish, frogs, tadpoles, and aquatic insects. Kingfishers are mostly loners except during mating season, and they are territorial and will forcefully defend their hunting territories. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to spot one sometime soon now that I know what to look for.