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Male Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) preening

By DerekL  
Thank you for the votes/comments on my previous upload of Wheatears, especially to Sreco (Natureale), Martin (martin174), Richard (Rich1970), Bob (bobpaige), Tony (TonyDy), Adrian (ade123), Adrian (Tomcat , Ju (JuBarney)and Ed (Glostopcat), all much appreciated as usual.

Today is a Kingfisher I managed to capture whilst preening in the bushes on the far riverbank(21 metres away) at The Wolseley Centre, Nr. Rugeley, a Staffordshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

Tags: Kingfisher Bird Preening Wildlife and nature Wolseley centre

Voters: ade123, Maiwand, doverpic and 28 more

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ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2015 7:47PM
A brilliant capture Derek

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
22 Apr 2015 7:48PM
Never seen a better one Derek. A really superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
mondmagu 10 75 Ireland
22 Apr 2015 8:09PM
Cracker of a shot.

PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
22 Apr 2015 8:09PM
That is very well caught Derek..........Top Shot
Natureale 6 76 Slovenia
22 Apr 2015 8:15PM
Cracking shot of this shiny KingofFishers that is setting its feathers in immaculate position.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2015 8:18PM
A super capture
well spotted and captured
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
22 Apr 2015 8:49PM
Never saw a better preening image either, especially of this jewel. Classic!! TG
Graham63 5 11 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2015 8:56PM
A wonderful shot Derek
rsjkinson 11 5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2015 12:14AM
Very well timed shot .brilliant capture
23 Apr 2015 4:57PM
I absolutely love this Derek, so different.......Joe
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
24 Apr 2015 8:53AM
Stunning capture enhanced by the natural surroundings, Derek. Superb preen pose, plumage detail, iridescence and clarity. Lovely natural wildlife image.

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
24 Apr 2015 11:13PM
A fabulous behavioural image Derek, the detail and colours in the plumage are stunning

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