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Blog Category: Kingfisher (3 posts)


Gavin Bickerton-Jones | 29th June 2016 | General Articles
After a lot of waiting around from 6 AM, this little juvenile male kingfisher appeared at about 11AM and stayed around for about 5 minutes, fishing and coughing up pellets. Lovely to see him, and with the cloudy sky giving nice diffused light it made for some nice photo's.  ...

Gavin Bickerton-Jones | 18th May 2016 | General Articles
  Went to check out the Kingfishers at Thetford as Ive been away for a week racing in Barcelona, and the male is carrying fish to the nest now. (The EDP used the picture in todays paper!) When the birds have the fish this way around in their beak it shows that they are going to pass to another bird, as they always eat fish head first so fins don't stick in their throat. This fish is probably for the female sitting on eggs as its quite big, hopefully chicks hatch soon and ready to fledge in a month, which if I'm lucky should get some nice photos of them learning to fish. ...

Gavin Bickerton-Jones | 16th March 2016 | General Articles
Went to Thetford centre for Ornithology at the weekend, and saw my first Kingfisher of the year. It was a nice walk around small lakes and woodland that Ive not been to before, and as I looked across the lake at a bank I thought would be an ideal nesting place for Kingfishers, I noticed that this one was sitting in the sun nearby! Its a bit long distance and I only had my 'walk around' lens with me, but was a lovely sight until a Mallard swam by and frightened it off. Ill go back again for a morning and see if there is a pair, would be nice to get some 'fish passing' photos. ...