I was sorry I didn't have enough charge in the batteries for a video, but I did manage to get photos.
This big guy did not wait around to be captured, and I'm glad. He was as big as Ellie. I did not relish the notion of having to wrestle a huge carp.
Last Sunday the channel separating Jones Island from the Southside bank of the Chemung was completely dry. The "Island" is on the left, and that is Dunn Stadium in the upper right.
This is Ellie on the shore of "Jones Island" in the dry season.
Ask anyone who regularly visits the Chemung, and they will tell you every day is different on the river. The outlet of Newtown Creek is in the background.
It isn't often I catch Kingfishers. I am more likely to see eagles, both young ones, and mated pairs, and even a few ospreys.