“From the porch at dusk I watched a kingfisher wild in flight he could only have made for joy…” —Wendell Barry (from his poem “Before Dark”)

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Unravelling a water bird’s mystery
A ratchety, staccato rattle announces the arrival of a Belted Kingfisher along one of Pittsburgh’s riverbanks, over a stream, or across a pond. I love the sound of the bird, so distinctive, as I scan for it in the sky. And I’m not alone. The great English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote of…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Look and listen for the beautiful Belted Kingfisher
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