There were at least three in Holt country park this afternoon, including both male and female. Take the track to the pond, about 100yds before you get there, there is a sort of clearing on the right and some blackberry in flower on the left. they were constantly around this area.
We usually have a pair of kingfishers knocking around each summer but - despite often seeing likely behaviour - have never had proof of breeding ...
... until a loud bang on the kitchen window this afternoon resulted in picking up this little chap!! Feared the worst but after 20 minutes of looking stunned (but with no obvious physical injury) it eventually flew off surprisingly strongly, hopefully to continue hoovering up the numerous baby pike in our dykes.
Bumped into Firstreesjohn at Strump this am: he recognised me '..by the hair', but was surprised to see me, since he'd been told I'd married a rich American and moved to Texas!!!!!
Anyhow: nothing special in the bird / butterfly / dragonfly line, just these lovely Stoats!
Brilliant photos! Excuse me for asking, but what kind of kit are you using?
Do you know if any of the birds ringed? Because I had a Spoonbill fly over the pay hut at Holme today with a red/orange flag on it but couldn't pick up any further rings.
The chapel was full: many must have had to stand in the vestibule. The occasion sad, of course, but also uplifting. The singing, lusty. The minister helped greatly in this- pitching her delivery with perfection.
Robin’s life was, briefly, unfolded- with some surprises for, possibly, all present. His love of nature (not least in the first hymn) and his palpable goodness shone through.
That so many took time off from work, or just turned up, showed how much he was liked. There were tears but, afterwards, many smiles.
Robin: look down on our paltry efforts and have a characteristic laugh.