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The Zen Master of the Big Salmon River

...seemed to bow over the river. Beavers slapped their tails against the water, a sharp-shinned hawk chased a chattering kingfisher, a flock of mergansers ran on top of the water just next to where Nils and I were paddling, and an osprey and a raven took...
Today in sports history

June 41870 - Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.1927 - The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9 1/2-2 1/2.1932 - Faireno, ridden...
Kodiak brothers flying high with longtime aviation tour business

KODIAK - Kingfisher Air Inc. has the distinction of, and we have two of them," Kingfisher co-owner Kyle Eaton said. The planes...a big selling point," Kyle said. Kingfisher Air has been operating in Kodiak on...

...and ditches raven solos a quark from his perch crows caw a cadenza a jay jabbers his way into the mix high in a hemlock silhouetted against the sky kingfisher opens his mouth on the next rainy day go outside, close your eyes and listen!
On the Trails: Solstice at Cowee Meadows

...complex song along the shrubby edges, maybe contemplating a second brood. As we sat on the beach for a while, a male belted kingfisher came over our heads and landed on a big rock partly exposed by a low tide. Presently, he dove and came up with a long...
On the Trails: Rambling

...juncos in the beach-fringe alders (and they were still there a few days later), maybe collecting alder seeds, and a kingfisher who was annoyed by our passing near its hunting perch. At the little pond partway up the side of the rock peninsula, a dipper...
On the Trails: Kingfishers

...species is formally called the Belted Kingfisher; males have a blue belt and females...for these birds.Unlike songbirds, kingfisher parents do no nest sanitation. Instead...capturing prey. A study of the Amazon kingfisher (which lives in Latin America) showed...
Ketchikan home has custom staircase to loft

...stairs covered in asphalt roofing shingles to handcrafted pieces of art.When Martha Jacobson bought her house at the end of Kingfisher Road in 1986, there was plenty she wanted to do to it. One of the main projects she tackled was adding a staircase to access...
On the Trails: Stories in the snow

...wasn't a burrow at all but just a deep dimple. My friend, who is smarter than I am, said: "I think a bird, maybe a kingfisher, perched on that branch near the edge of the stream and projectile-defecated a jet of hot poop, melting the groove in...
Photo: Dull, but a good provider

A male belted kingfisher stalks small fish Monday in Auke Bay. His white chest identifies him as a male. The female kingfisher is one of the few North American birds that is more colorful than the male. Kingfishers don't build nests, but use...


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