-lines taken from Archibald Lampman's, "Freedom"
I've seen a couple of Belted Kingfisher this spring and they appear to be as elusive as ever. The top photo posted here was taken yesterday, but at a great distance. And perhaps the only reason the Kingfisher stopped and stayed a while on top of the old dead tree, and I was able to take its photo, was that I had been there first and so it didn't see any movement from me when it arrived as I sat in my parked vehicle.
There is a Kingfisher burrow nearby, in the side of a mud bank down by the river, and perhaps this year I will be able to get some photos while one perches there, on an old protruding root on the hill side.