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Euan Buchan Thursday 14th November 2019 17:06

Twitching For The Kingfisher
 
Recently on Twitter I had been seeing photos of folk seeing a Kingfisher at The Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh which was my first local patch. Today I thought I'd go and have a look, when I arrived there were a few twitchers hoping to see it and while we waited we watched a Bullfinch then suddenly The Kingfisher came so we all went crazy with our cameras etc. Stayed watching it for awhile till I thought I'd let other folk see the bird, here is my video https://youtu.be/VL3-jm7JF6U though I have seen a Kingfisher before but this was my successful third twitch.

petectid Saturday 16th November 2019 18:11

Nice that the bird seemed not to be disturbed by the presence of everyone. Great bird

RecoveringScot Sunday 17th November 2019 13:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Euan Buchan (Post 3919402)
Recently on Twitter I had been seeing photos of folk seeing a Kingfisher at The Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh which was my first local patch. Today I thought I'd go and have a look, when I arrived there were a few twitchers hoping to see it and while we waited we watched a Bullfinch then suddenly The Kingfisher came so we all went crazy with our cameras etc. Stayed watching it for awhile till I thought I'd let other folk see the bird, here is my video https://youtu.be/VL3-jm7JF6U though I have seen a Kingfisher before but this was my successful third twitch.

I have memories of seeing two on the pond in January '77, during a big freeze (with Water Rail and Grey Heron also appearing at the time). They used the botanical name tags for underwater species of plant as perches. My father saw one at nearby Canonmills on the Water of Leith in 1936. Good to see the tradition continuing.

RecoveringScot Sunday 17th November 2019 13:43

I see on Twitter there has also been a Nuthatch. I'd have killed for that in the 70s.


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