In addition, we often see the Belted Kingfisher atop our flagpole or sailboat mast. See http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Belted_Kingfisher.html for details of this beautiful creature. "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."
Note: This blog was added because Amy complained there had been no changes to the blogsite for some time. As ever, I'll be polite and accomodating. Ok Madam?