King Fishers at Mill Creek
The sheltered tidal area at the mouth of Mill Creek is home to a pair of Kingfishers, and these colorful birds can often be seen perched on a suitable vantage point as they search the waters for food.
Generally there will only be a single bird, but in spring we often see both.
But yesterday a guest and I noticed 3. A pair keeping close company, and a single bird a short distance away.
My guests remarked, somewhat tongue in cheek, that the bird world was perhaps much like the human world. When a fellow finds a girl friend he keeps very close to her, in case some other fellow spirits her away.