When Connor and I arrived down at the beach near the hatchery this evening, we saw an eagle perched on the tallest piling. On another piling nearby, there was a kingfisher. I thought it might be interesting to get a picture that included both birds, but as I approached, the eagle flew away. As soon as the eagle was gone, the kingfisher moved to the tallest piling. Shortly thereafter, I noticed a second kingfisher on another piling. As I wandered around the beach, it seemed that at one point the two kingfishers had an encounter on the tallest piling, although I do not know what kind of encounter it was. It seemed to me that perhaps they were fighting over the preferred fishing position, because they made some noise and then one of them flew away. However, a short time later I saw them perched on the tallest piling together.
My iNaturalist Observations
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