I'm working on the male Western Tanager.
I think next week I'll have a finish to share.
Oh but we've been enjoying our sunny September days.
On Saturday I heard the mechanical chatter of a Belted Kingfisher.
A male flew in quite close...
...and was kind enough to stay for a while!
That's a bird with a beak that means business!
Females have a belt of brown on their breast, while males do not.
They both have a rather wild Mohawk hair-do.
I had a Belted Kingfisher come by last year about this time.
My sister and I thought we heard two birds Tuesday evening, so maybe I'll get to see them again.