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Old 13th September 2019
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Trials of being a Kingfisher

It was bright and breezy at Strumpshaw Fen yesterday and I watched this Kingfisher perched on a post being buffeted by the wind. After about ten minutes it suddenly dived and returned with a long strand of weed, probably not what it intended! It sat there for several more minutes before suddenly diving again. This time it returned to its perch with a small fish. Success of sorts.

It surprised me when it suddenly dived after being inactive for so long, so I didn't think of switching to shutter priority for a faster speed. I have great respect for people who can photograph these quick birds in action.

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Re: Trials of being a Kingfisher

Nice sequence and pictures.

I agree with you regarding respect for people catching these wonderful birds in action, especially in flight shots.
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Re: Trials of being a Kingfisher

Nice, especially the action shot in the middle.
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Re: Trials of being a Kingfisher

Great set Ron, they are lovely birds. Mine are usually very quickly on the move……...
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Re: Trials of being a Kingfisher

Many thanks for your kind comments Keith, OM and Mark and for all your 'likes'.

When I first looked at the sixth photo I thought that the Kingfisher had found some discarded fishing tackle. I was relieved when I realised that it was just weed.

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