Monday, 21 October 2013

Kingfisher

A chance encounter with this elusive character.
I have certainly had quite a few brief sightings of the Kingfisher in recent times in areas that I have seen them in the past. We had a bad winter or two that reduced sightings in those areas, but they are coming back from what I have seen, which is encouraging.



28 comments:

  1. Beautiful! It always amazes me how palm-sized little bundles of feathers can survive the winters you have.

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  2. Lovely sighting indeed and great pics!
    They show well the environment of this gorgeous male!
    The one coming to my lake has disappeared and for 2 years none replaced him.
    In the last couple of months, a new guy has taken over the site but not regularly enough yet to post myself in a hide... I hope I will have a chance further in the season...!!
    Cheers Roy, keep well!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I am seeing them regularly recently, but this is the first I have been able to get an image of.

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  3. Dit is prachtig Roy wat mooi om dit moeilijk te fotograferen er zo mooi op te krijgen.

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  4. Hey Roy... Lucky you he is a beauty!! Love there colors, and you captured them well in the first shot!
    I have yet to get a decent on !! They hang out at the river, but there favorite branch is just to far to get a close one!!

    Grace

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  5. Hi Roy what a wonderful capture. Although I have seen them I have never been able to get a shot of one. Well done

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  6. Wonderful Roy, you are very lucky indeed to get a pic of one of these stunning birds :-)

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  7. Hi Roy, You must be happy you found them again and that you could capture them. I really hope this winter we'll have less snow and ice than the last 3 years. This was really bad for the population of Kingfishers.

    Furthermore, every time I open your blog I enjoy the picture if the Dunnoch very much!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  8. Wonderful! I hope they are coming back, it is a real thrill to suddenly see that flash of blue along a stream. You've taken some lovely photos of this one.

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  9. How brilliant to have actually managed to photograph it! Very impressed. I love your 'Happy New Year' paintings by the way. So glad to have found you via others' blog lists. Will add you to my list....

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  10. Great litle bird - I've only ever seen two or three! Love the photos.

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    1. Thanks Alison, they are a bit quick.{:))

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  11. Hi Roy

    We had these at the cabin this summer, I just love the amount of colour you have captured they are so vivid.

    Regards
    Guy

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  12. Hi Roy, what a wonderful capture of this bird...such pretty colors..great shot. They move so fast and never like to be photographed here, so it is a big deal when you get a shot of one of them.Our Kingfisher is not quite a pretty!

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  13. The kingfishers is far from easy to put in the picture but these are wonderful Roy.

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    1. Thanks Helma, I get lucky occasionally.{:))

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