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Kingfisher at Chard Resevoir

Observed: 28th August 2009 By: SomersetWandererSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in Birds
Kingfisher
Description:

A very obliging bird!

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

lst55's picture

Brilliant photo

Well done!

Lucy

OU Student

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Wonderful picture

Just wanted to comment on that photograph. Its fantastic.

FdSc Conservation and Countryside Managment student

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Kingfisher at Chard Resevoir

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.

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How fantatitic are

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!

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Great picture,

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.