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13th January 2016. Arthur with Bullhead.

By AlanWillis    
Many thanks to: carper123, Daisymaye, Lillian, and Philip_H for their UAs
Always a thrill to receive User awards.
13th January is my birthday, and guess what? I spent it by the river, in the company of Anna and Arthur.
Previous years One kingfisher who controls it's territory is joined at the end of February by it's mate. This year Because Arthur and Anna have bred together for the last two years, they seem to want to make sure another kingfisher does not upset their relationship. They have pared up 6 weeks early. When the juveniles fledge, the parents feed them for a few days then chase them away. This was not so last spring, Anna continued to feed a baby, and against all odds, is still taking food to it. The second photo is Arthur and Anna sharing a perch. To have both birds in focus the perch needs to be parallel to my hide.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Kingfisher male

Voters: barbarahirst, bobpaige1, Hazelmouse and 42 more

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
14 Jan 2016 11:37AM
Happy Birthday for yesterday! Smile What beautiful photographs to take as a celebration - both equally wonderful! Smile

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TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 11:38AM
Two super shots, Alan.
Tony
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 12:01PM
Terrific!
Diane
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
14 Jan 2016 12:14PM
A belated happy birthday to you, Alan, and you couldn't have wished for better company Smile
I love the horrified look on the face of the bullhead in V.1, but V.2 is the winner for me, an enchanting image.
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 12:33PM
Amazing images.

Phil.
Stunning images
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 1:25PM
Outstanding photography Allan.

Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
14 Jan 2016 2:16PM
Just stunning Alan. Looking forward to another season with you and your photos of these beautiful birds Grin
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Kathryn
Nouche 3 4 Switzerland
14 Jan 2016 5:11PM
Always in awe of these beautiful birds This shot is a gem!
Veronique
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
14 Jan 2016 7:36PM
Two superb shots Alan.
Joan
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 8:03PM
Terrific captures
Ju
Jenny-D 9 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 11:48PM
Brilliant!!

Jenny Smile

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