Kingfisher or Kookaburra?

Observation - Kingfisher or Kookaburra?. Description: Thrush sized, in tree across residential road, outskirts of Ripon, N. Yorks. Silhouetted, immediate thought = kookaburra! (Not impossible as Thorpe Perrow might have lost one, they're only 10 miles away.) Found book, bird still there, best match = Pied Ki

Thrush sized, in tree across residential road, outskirts of Ripon, N. Yorks. Silhouetted, immediate thought = kookaburra! (Not impossible as Thorpe Perrow might have lost one, they're only 10 miles away.) Found book, bird still there, best match = Pied Kingfisher. OK, R. Ure only half mile away, but P.K. listed as RARE and lives Med. coast of Turkey, so why here?
Any other sightings to prove I'm not seeing things? No photo alas - BD