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By Holmewood
Thank you so much for the votes and comments on m last upload. Special thanks to Bill (Rookery), Jo (jocas), Fred (Badgerfred) and Peter (ddofelin) for your lovely User Awards.

We went up to the hide today and had some beautiful visitors. I was so happy to catch this Kingfisher which I think is a female as there is a light bit on the under beak but please correct me if I am wrong. V1 and V2 are, I believe, Meadow Pipits but again I could be wrong so please let me if I am. V3 is 'I have no idea'. At first I thought it was a Meadow Pipit but it's beak is different and it has dark legs. Can anyone help identify it please. Hope you like them

I will be away for a week as we are off to Ireland to see my sister and cannot wait.

Have a great evening.

Cathy and Stan

Tags: Kingfisher Meadow pipits Wildlife and nature I have no idea

Voters: ugly, M_squared, canoncarol and 79 more


8 Nov 2016 3:32PM
Stunning images. Everyone's a stand-alone winner. Well captured.

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Your lead is just the perfect capture of a Kingfisher Cathy, pin sharp, outstanding detail and the BG is uncluttered. Gosh, I wish I had taken this, well done. The others in the series are all excellent too.
Carol SmileSmileSmile
8 Nov 2016 3:40PM
Superb set Cathy, lead image is stunning,
8 Nov 2016 3:50PM
All stunning Cathy
David Smile
emit1 8 2 United States
8 Nov 2016 4:03PM
Great set of captures
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 4:04PM
Lovely set, Cathy.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 4:05PM
An outstanding set, with a magnificent lead Cathy.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
8 Nov 2016 4:07PM
Fabulous images Cathy with the Kingfisher my fav.Smile
10 10 10 England
8 Nov 2016 4:07PM
Everyone a winner Cathy - the kf is super superb.
PhilT2 Plus
10 524 30 England
8 Nov 2016 4:20PM
Lovely set Cathy
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 4:24PM
Fantastic image.
GMKhamish 11 1 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 4:32PM
Perfect Kingfisher,
Stunning set of images
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Nov 2016 4:42PM
Brilliant shot of the Kingfisher. Superb. V1 and 2 remind me very much of a Tree Pipit ( but please dont quote me !!!!!!)
terryxc 7 7 England
8 Nov 2016 4:44PM
An absolute stunning set Cathy, I think your right with the Meadow pipits, the last one at first glance I thought was a Twite, not 100% sure, maybe someone has a better clue than my guess...

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 5:09PM
A super set Cathy; your KF is spectacular.
8 Nov 2016 5:15PM
WOW! your lead image hit me like a Train Cathy, excellent !

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2016 5:22PM
A superb set, Cathy, you at your very best. Have a great time with family in Ireland.
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
8 Nov 2016 6:07PM
Beautiful Cathy, envy you this one WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
8 Nov 2016 6:13PM
Brilliant! Smile
8 Nov 2016 6:16PM
Superb! GrinGrinGrin
8 Nov 2016 6:57PM
Kingfishers don't get much better than this, Cathy. Wonderful pose and colours & b/g.

dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 621 England
8 Nov 2016 7:08PM
Cracking Kingfisher shot (you must have an award Smile)
Meadow pipit yes, and I'd go for twite for V3 too (another thought was a linnet but there's no red and the beak is not as big).
vivdy 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 7:28PM
I am not surprised you are thrilled , these are lovely . Viv
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
8 Nov 2016 7:56PM
Stunning Cathy.Enjoy IrelandSmile
Mike_Smith Plus
12 611 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 8:19PM
Cracking set Cathy, especially the Kingfisher. Yes meadow Pipits and either a mealy Redpoll or a Twite
Bento 4 Portugal
8 Nov 2016 8:39PM
Stunning shots Cathy.
8 Nov 2016 8:57PM
Excellent set CathySmileSmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
7 444 7 Australia
8 Nov 2016 9:23PM
Stunning images Cathy...well deserved awards
User_Removed 5 328 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 9:35PM
Lovely little set you have there.

Your Kingfisher is a male - females have a very distinctive red lower mandible.....

The final shot is a juvenile Lnnet, although it can be difficult to distinguish LBJ's (Little Brown Jobs) in their winter togs.....
8 Nov 2016 9:40PM
What a brilliant set Cathy, be back with a u.a..Lin
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 10:18PM
Think this lead image is one of your best ..Cathy and deserves all the awards..

8 Nov 2016 10:38PM
Thank you all so much for the smashing awards and lovely comments. You are all so very kind. Cathy
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
9 Nov 2016 1:04AM
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
9 Nov 2016 6:45AM
The awards say it all!
capto Plus
7 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2016 7:54AM
Everyone a beauty.Smile

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
9 Nov 2016 1:37PM
Kingfisher is a cracker Cathy - well done.
A kingfisher absolutely outstanding and the other captures are brilliant too. Debs
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2016 11:32AM
Such an excellent cature of this stunning kingfisher Cathy...
Good work!
Isabel GrinGrin
tonyng Plus
10 11 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2016 9:57PM
KF and mod 2 my favs.

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