Sunday, April 22, 2012


 Female kingfisher. On my last visit almost 2 weeks ago, the male showed briefly passing a large red throathed stickleback to the female. Today all the fish brought back were very small and I didn't spot any prickly sticklebacks.
 Male Kingfisher, only appeared briefly, seemed to be driven off by the female.

The last few weeks have been very busy with several college projects all due this week, but finally feel I'm on top of it. Went down to check on a few local birds this morning with the camera and wound up spending over 2 hours hidden in the leaves of a sycmore tree watching a pair of kingfishers. I wasn't there long when the female came in with a tiny fish, evidence that the eggs must have hatched. The male only put in a brief appearance. Hopefully now, with college winding down I will be able to get back more often and bring the sketch book down. One dipper was on the rocks below their nest nearby, while a pair of blackcaps chased each other around me during my vigil. I also heard a sparrowhawk calling several times further up the park, its usually mid July when the chicks fledge and they become very obvious, good to know they are here atleast.


  1. Hi Robert

    Your blog is fantastic and your field work, brilliant. I´ve linked your blog to mine.
    All the best with your drawings.

  2. Hi Fran,
    Thank you very much for your comments, I hope work on the blog over the coming days and set up a links to yours, and other blogs,
    All the best,