While walking into work today along the Norwalk River I heard a kingfisher rattling. It kept rattling consistently without pause, unusual for a belted kingfisher.
I finally found the bird and soon discovered why it was so distressed: a peregrine falcon was hot on it heels. The kingfisher zigged and zagged and “got away” as the falcon gave up and flew to a nearby perch.
All the while, a bunch of mallards swam peacefully under the scene.
Interesting sighting to start the day.
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