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Female kingfisher

By AlanWillis    
Many thanks for the G.E award and to MacroRebel, Dave Newbury, and Jimobee for awards.

Where I have been photographing kingfishers for the last 8 years, is now surrounded by a housing estate.
From this location The two River Test kingfishers have moved 8 miles down stream, They are mating at the moment.
Arthur whom I have know since he was a baby ( 7 years ago ) has not returned this year, I would assume old age is responsible for his demise.
One door closes and another opens. I have been introduced to a kingfisher nest site a few miles down stream on the river Test.
It's a wonderful place, and my hide is set up there permanently.It's private with a gate I can open with a code number. I have been given cart blanch to be there. I can also amend my kingfisher licence for the new nest.
,. Today's photo is the rather distinctive and beautiful female.We believe she was the spouse of a male with a ring on his leg last year.
The current pair have not mated yet. so my camera will have lots of use, in the months that lay ahead.

Tags: Kingfisher female Wildlife and nature

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 12:41PM
There is subtle light, sharpness and a great image quality!
Good capture... Isabel GrinGrin

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Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
9 Apr 2018 12:42PM
A strong and beautiful image with good detail, Alan. Nice one!
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 12:56PM
Super shot, Alan.
TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 1:07PM
First-class Kingfisher image, Alan.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
9 Apr 2018 1:29PM
A lovely image Alan.
9 Apr 2018 5:12PM
Well captured.
9 Apr 2018 8:16PM
How lucky of you Alan, to have a 'secret' location you can view and photograph these beauties. Pam
Lovely to see your capture of this Kingfisher. Interesting write up. Great to know information behind the Picture. Housing estates are going up all over the place and this intrudes on nature. How many more human beings do we need? Debs

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