I got him! I couldn't believe my good luck. After a month of chasing this bird up and down the creek, he landed in a very good spot close to me and I got my photos.
There he is - the King of Punk - the Belted Kingfisher. Woohoo! I think of him as a punk because of his tufted head feathers, those wild looking eyes, and the sound he makes is very unusual. I swear he sounded like he was teasing me as he would fly by or away from me. Sort of like from the show - Full House's Jackalope: "fast as fast can be! you'll never catch me!" Ha! Gotcha!
Okay, enough with the crazy lady. Here's a few more photos....
|Ladder-backed Woodpecker (female)|
|and one squirrel pretending to be part bat...|