A very obliging bird!
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Just wanted to comment on that photograph. Its fantastic.
FdSc Conservation and Countryside Managment student
Thanks for your kind comments. I look upon it as compensation for my unrewarded efforts a few days earlier when I'd patiently sat at Rye Meads for three hours hoping to get a half-decent photo of a Kingfisher flying to or from the fairly distant nest. No bird hence no photos - half-decent or otherwise! I went to Chard in search of a Great White Egret which I did manage to photo, albeit looking towards the sun. However within about thirty minutes of my arrival the Kingfisher started posing, in perfect light, and remained there for several minutes.
How fantatitic are kingfishers? ('fantastic', better than my spelling!)
I was out with my nine-year old son, yesterday afternoon, along the river Derwent in north east England, and he saw his first fish-catch by a kingfisher (difficult to say what species of fish). The fish was almost as long as the bird's combined head and bill. The kingfisher then spent over 30 minutes knocking the poor unfortuante beast on branches, prior to eating it. An example of super-sizing your order if ever there was one. My son thought this was brilliant, though he did express his concern for the fish!
Wow, what a great picture. Dosn't it make up for all those 'missed' opportunities. Fantastic.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Dave. Student FDa Conservation and Countryside Management.
Lat/Lng: 50.8, -3.0
OS grid ref: ST3309