I have spent the last few weeks trying to get down to check up on a local pair of kingfishers as often as possible. On thursday and friday the adults were still busy feeding chicks inside the nest chamber. I went down this morning only planning on spending an hour or 2 at most but immediately heard the commotion of 3-4 chicks calling loudly. The young birds were mostly spread out in different corners of the pond but occasionally came together when an adult returned with a fish. They were very approachable and often sat quite high above the water in the open, though usually still stayed in the shadows. The calls weren't as sharp as the adults, and plumage was noticably drabber especially on the breast. The bills were still quite short and all the young showed a small white tip. Tried a bit of sketching, but spent a lot of time just watching and trying to get a few photos.