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Female Kingfisher with juvenile Carp

By Les_Cornwell    
This was taken recently at the RSPB Rye Meads reserve. We sat in the hide for about 3 hours or more & took about 1500 shots! The kingfisher would emerge from it's nest hole in an artificial bank, dive for a fish & then sit on this branch, hitting the fish on the branch to kill/stun it. Notice that the fish is not so much held in the beak, but has been speared. Probably my best Kingfisher shot ever - not that I've taken that many before! They young have now fledged; next year's target will be to get one emerging from the water with a fish - very tricky to capture...

Tags: Kingfisher Rspb Wildlife and nature Rye meads

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Comments


12 Sep 2021 12:39PM
Another amazing photograph Les! Superb.
12 Sep 2021 12:40PM
Superb Natural history shot Les with great detail, a must for a GEA,
Fred.
12 Sep 2021 12:46PM
Brilliant shot, so difficult to capture.
12 Sep 2021 12:56PM
That's a fantastic capture!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
12 Sep 2021 1:19PM
Superb capture.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2021 4:18PM
An excellent capture, what a joy it must be to photograph these exquisite birds, and with a big fish too.
12 Sep 2021 4:32PM
Well captured. Beautiful image.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2021 5:52PM
Terrific shot
Ju
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Sep 2021 9:02PM
Well done Les, perseverance deserved award.
Ron
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
12 Sep 2021 9:18PM
One of two lovely captures !
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2021 10:55PM
What a beautiful subject... A delightful quality capture...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
12 Sep 2021 11:40PM
My Shot of the Day,
Fred...
13 Sep 2021 9:30PM
Superb...Lin
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2021 11:57AM
Cracking shot Les!

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