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The kingfisher has been visiting our pond for a few years now. Very shy little bird but today we got pics. Well, my daughter did. He landed on the bridge, then dived to catch a minnow, then flew to perch on the duck house before going off on his travels.

:-)

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Fantastic Photo's Dawn,you were so lucky to capture these of a beautiful bird..and even the little Minnow..I'm so impressed :o)

6 Sep, 2015

 

Excellent set of pictures Dawn - your daughter must have a real gift!

6 Sep, 2015

 

Wow.....fantastic .
And, to think I was excited to see a pair of Jays last winter in the tree behind my new house! Not quite the same...excellent photo DA.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Hardly seen him all summer so nice to have him around again. We hear him before we see him. Gives out a high pitched pipping sound. The RSPB website says there are only between 3,800 and 4,600 breeding pairs in the UK so nice to see one.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Oh Wow Dawn fantastic photos, well caught Charlotte :-)

6 Sep, 2015

 

thanks Kathy :)

6 Sep, 2015

 

What a treat it is to see one again!

6 Sep, 2015

 

Oh my word! Gone to my favourites. Is there a bird more beautiful in the world? I don't think so. The colours...wow! Thanks so much for putting these on Dawn. I've only seen one once....on the River at Bath...many years ago now.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks Loosestrife. Karen, you normally only get a flash sighting don't you. They are beautiful and tiny. This afternoon I was pottering around and I heard his call, I went to the house to tell Charlotte as she's been after pics of it for Instagram. She was literally lying on the ground on the pond bank. She saw him dive in twice and come out with a minnow 😁

6 Sep, 2015

 

Well done both of you! :)

6 Sep, 2015

 

x

6 Sep, 2015

 

WOW! VERY VERY LUCKY YOU!

6 Sep, 2015

 

What a privilege to have this visitor

6 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

An amazing set of photos Dawn ,well done Charlotte they are stunning pics ... lucky you to have such a beautiful visitor :o))

7 Sep, 2015

 

Fantastic pics by your daughter, Dawn, and lovely for us to see him - thanks. Like Snoop, I've only ever seen a blue flash . . . I'll keep hoping!

7 Sep, 2015

 

How lucky you are.

7 Sep, 2015

 

What a treat for us to view this very special little bird, congrats Charlotte, love the pics.....only ever caught the back of one.

7 Sep, 2015

 

Oh what wonderful photos ! As good as any on Country
File or Spring / Autumn Watch .... beautiful little bird .

7 Sep, 2015

 

He's a beauty, almost like one of those colorful tropical birds.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Such wonderful photos of him ... well done to your daughter for capturing them ... :o)

8 Sep, 2015

 

I'm so pleased I shared the photos for you to enjoy x

8 Sep, 2015

 

I've never ever seen a Kingfisher up close before - you've captured him well.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Oh wow what amazing photo's, so envious of your kingfisher, all we get are greedy herons 😕

9 Sep, 2015

 

Oh wow what amazing photo's, so envious of your kingfisher, all we get are greedy herons 😕

9 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks Anne. Hi Pam, we get the greedy heron too - so annoying. We have a squirrel nest in the woodland which isnt great but then we had tawny owls nest again earlier this year - I guess we have to take the rough with the smooth with wildlife.

9 Sep, 2015

 

Well done Charlotte, your photo's are wonderful, I haven't seen a Kingfisher for years, thankyou Dawn for sharing..

9 Sep, 2015

 

You are very welcome Lin :-)

9 Sep, 2015

 

used to have a pond and one day a heron came along and emptied it. does that count?

9 Sep, 2015

 

Oh dear Maisie, rotten heron. I remember that happening to us at a previous garden.

9 Sep, 2015

 

Excellent photos. They are beautiful birds. My Nan & Grandad loved Kingfishers.

10 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks Alex

10 Sep, 2015

 

Only caught a glimpse of a kingfisher on a nearby river and thought I was lucky! Great to have this beautiful bird visit even if the fish won't agree.

12 Sep, 2015

 

I know what you mean, a quick flash of blue and they are gone. I appreciate how lucky we are.

12 Sep, 2015

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