Bird I saw at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, NY

by Julie
(Saratoga, NY/USA)

I saw this beautiful bird flying around today and caught a photo of him as he landed one time. He was perched over a large pond, and spots he moved to were other advantageous hunting spots for him over the pond it seemed. Thought it was a form of woodpecker by the way it was flying. Can anyone help identify this bird for me? I've been looking on line and need help.

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Aug 14, 2016
Replying from Yaddo
by: Julie

Unfortunately I could not see it's breast markings or get close enough to see its eyes. I wish we could have. But when it flew it had iridescent green tail feathers in the back.

Aug 14, 2016
bird i saw at yaddo gardens in saratoga, ny
by: Brook

Can you describe any breast markings and color and approx size for us, please? Could you see the color of it's eyes?

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