Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kingfisher

Pennington Flash has usually come up trumps when looking for Kingfishers. They can be seen zooming around the many water ways and quite often sat on posts or perched on the overhanging vegetation. Lovely to view through the binoculars, but more often than not too far away for my 300mm lens. Last weekend though, I got lucky. Walking down the path towards Pengys hide I could see the little fellow sat on the perch just yards in front of the hide. I only managed a few shots before it dived in for a fish. Some below for you.





Into the breach to do what they do best.

29 comments:

  1. gorgeous little things! so tough, too!

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  2. That diving picture is brilliant. For the first time ever I got my first kingfisher picture today. I will be putting it on my blog later today. It;s not as clear as yours, but I am so pleased to have a picute at last. From Findlay

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  3. Gorgeous they are! Love the diving shot, but they are all terrific, Adam! Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Wonderful images Adam... Beautiful little birds to see.

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  5. Great photos of the Kingfisher. They are beautiful birds but not easy to get close enough to for photos.

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  6. I am truly speechless!!! [and that doesn't happen often, ask my dear husband]....

    One word for this post tho....stunning!!!!!

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot!!

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  7. Nice shots Adam. This is a bird that should be in Sweden but I have never seen it here. Beautiful shots.

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  8. such great shots of the kingfisher Adam!!

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  9. Nice pictures you show a very beautiful bird.
    Hanne Bente

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  10. Wow, excellent shots, especially the dive at the bottom.

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  11. I have yet to catch sight of a kingfisher in Britain so I am very jealous when I see your photos they are absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a gorgeous looking bird - what a colour scheme they have! Great shots too - i love the closeup and the one with him flying away. I thought kingfishers were only in Australia - i guess it is just the kookaburra sort.
    You might like to share your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  13. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bird shot on MoM:)

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  14. Wonderful shots - I've never managed to even get a patch of blue in the distance sort of shot! I love these birds.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  15. Fantastic shots of a beautiful bird ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Cool shots of the kingfisher. The last shot capturing the dive is my favorite.

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  17. these are a beautiful bird and I especially like the finale' diving one Adam

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  18. Love the colors and blue spots of the feathers.
    Lovely photo - the bird and background very complimentary!

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  19. Stunning photos - sweet bird! I love watching the kingfishers over our pond. Though ours are nowhere near that colorful & I have never gotten a photo. Nice work seizing such an opportunity!

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  20. Beautiful photos! I would love to see this one some day here in Sweden!
    /Pia

    http://www.istoradrag.blogspot.se/2012/09/vid-vatmarkerna-den-13-sept.html

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  21. I love these! What beautiful birds. I have yet to see our Kingfishers in the wild. That blue is stunning! And the dive you captured is great.

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  22. Fantastic series of photos. Great timing esp when it dove. Havent seen one yet but glad I get to see it here.

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  23. Gorgeous shots of the Kingfisher Adam! That diving shot is a real catch!

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