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Kingfisher preening
Andy Holt

Kingfisher preening (Alcedo atthis)

Once the eggs have hatched the nest burrow starts becoming an increasingly mucky environment. Preening becomes an essential activity for the adults to ensure they're in peak condition for hunting.

Kingfisher Diary at www.wildlifelens.co.uk
River side
River Trent, Staffordshire
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Alcedo atthis
Equipment used
Canon 1D MkIV + Canon 300mm f2.8 + 2x
Excellent capture, wow, tfs. All KF nesting sites i know are empty this year, winter was deadly here for most of them.

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