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Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
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JeffH



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I do hope no one's getting bored with me and my Kingfisher shots but here's some showing that contrary to popular belief they don't always perch on branches, reeds, poles, etc when fishing. In these she's perching on rocks in and around my ponds/stream and on one occasion caught a fish by jumping about 18" into the air to make a dive! I know there are now 70+ Kingfisher shots in the gallery but I don't think any of them show these sort of perching positions.
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colincurry

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Wed January 3, 2007 8:23pm

Hallo Jeff



Super pictures - who can get bored with kingfishers - especially as so many people have never seen one.



You have certainly made the most of your situation. All power to your elbow.



Regards



Colin

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JeffH

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Wed January 3, 2007 8:42pm


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Originally Posted by colincurry


Hallo Jeff



Super pictures - who can get bored with kingfishers - especially as so many people have never seen one.



You have certainly made the most of your situation. All power to your elbow.



Regards



Colin



Thanks a lot Colin. I certainly agree about never getting bored with Kingfishers but I don't want to upset anyone by posting too many. I've still got about 200 to review and edit properly but I think I'll confine any further postings to ones showing a particular characteristic or behavioural aspect.

Hopefully she'll continue visiting our garden on a regular basis into the Spring when the light improves and I'll have a better chance of getting some decent shots of her diving and re-emerging from the water. I've already got a few but not good enough to post.

All I've got to do now is persuade the wife to let me build a hide on top of the pergola as this will put me about 15 feet from the pond and well above - perfect for shots of the bird hitting the water. Wish me luck - with the wife that is

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Wed January 3, 2007 11:13pm

Verrrrrrry nice

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Thu January 4, 2007 6:45am

Thanks again Beryl.

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Nice photos, Sir!
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