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Woody the Woodpecker or the surprising belted kingfisher?

September 22, 2012
By Ann Beebe , The Post-Journal

The belted kingfisher reminds me of the cartoon character, Woody the Woodpecker. That's because its head has an irregular crest. Before you see it, you will know it by its call. Near water you might hear it rattling. How much water? Big lakes, small lakes, big ponds, small ponds, streams or any of the above. I have seen it sitting on a telephone line just above a teeny-tiny, temporary body of water in a farm field.



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