Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Finally the Kingfisher Arrives

The rattle of mirror and shutters didn't faze the female who arrived with a dragonfly larva, which she had to locate properly in her mouth before she could flick it back - note the nictitating membrane moving to protect the eye as this happens.  She is in the top three photos, distinguished by the 'lipstick' on her lower mandible.  Then a juvenile (white tip to his beak) turned up and flew round the pond several times without catching anything, and posed as close as six metres from the hide, basking in the attention, it seemed.  

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