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April: Kingfishers-Quick, Sturdy, and Loud
Episode 628th April 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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The well-stocked Chesapeake is home to a lot of fishing birds. In creeks and coves with high, sandy, wooded banks and shallow flats full of tasty little fish, the dominant fisher is the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon). John Page Williams provides insights into what makes these brightly colored birds such successful fishers.

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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.