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

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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Once in a lifetime moment.

I've always loved the Kingfisher. Seeing one when I'm out is always a huge bonus and without doubt the highlight of any birding day. Unfortunately they can be quite elusive and more often than not I've only been alerted to them as them shoot past me, flashing that unmistakable blue back at me.
However, that all said, I had something happen the other day that will probably never happen to me again. I had 6 Kingfishers in front of me on perches and posts not more than 15 feet away, as I sat in a hide. It was like my Birthday and Christmas coming all at once, and I had my camera with me and ready too. I still can't quite believe what I did witness. I will instead allow to see what I saw with just some of the photos I was able to take.













36 comments:

  1. I totally get the Christmas thing, your images are simply amazing, so happy for you!!

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  2. Wow....this photos had to have made your day! I've only seen a kingfisher once and didn't have a camera. They are amazing!

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  3. Wonderful photos! These are really amazing.

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  4. So glad for this unique moment. Great images.

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  5. These are all beautiful capures, stunning really!

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  6. Oh my goodness....my heart would still be racing with excitement of this!! Wow.

    Thanks for linking to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend...it's always appreciated!!

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  7. Wow! I managed to see tow blue streaks when I was back in the UK - and thats all! Great pictures.

    I managed to wind up some twitches on the Farne Islands by pointing out that I see the Bridled Tern most years - I think my Somerset accent confused them!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. they're spectacular birds - and to see two!

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  9. It was a nice birthday gift you got. The pictures are really very, very beautiful! Magnificent! We have Kingfishers here in Sweden too, but I have never seen any.

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  10. Six? Now that's just greedy Adam. Anyway you didn't waste the opportunity with some great pics. "Everything comes to he who waits" - especially a Kingfisher itself.

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  11. I love the colouring of your kingfishers! Your photo of them hovering is fun!

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  12. Gorgeous photography of a beautiful bird ~ can see why you were excited to photography this gem of nature!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. I agree about the kingfisher and am really impressed with them in flight.

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  14. Six! I get really excited when I see one! Your photos are beautiful.

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  15. These are just amazing shots, and the birds are so beautiful!

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  16. Wow six at once, very cool. Great shots!

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  17. Oh my gosh you got some fantastic shots. The colors on these birds are just amazing. Congrats on such an experience and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  18. These birds are super gorgeous as are your images. Congrats on your great images.

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  19. Wow wow wow - magical shots.

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  20. He's beautiful, and you've caught him at his best in some wonderful shots!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/shell-game-linky.html

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  21. What beautiful colors! I don't see too many colorful birds in our area. This must have been a huge treat for you. I am not a bird photographer, but it makes me excited if I can seek in a capture of anything flying over head or that happens to alight at the right time. Happy #WW!

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  22. wow, how amazing. One in a lifetime. YES, wish it was me beeing there. :)

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  23. Beautiful! One of my favorite birds as well. we see them on the lake, but it's low again and hard to Patel out!

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  24. Fantastic shots, I hadn't seen this species of Kingfisher before. The colors are amazing, the beautiful blue with the lighter dots on the wings and head, and the gorgeous peachy orange. What an amazing sighting!

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  25. Wow. What an incredibly beautiful bird and amazingly pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Judith

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  26. Stunning captures of such colourful expressive birds #AnimalTales

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  27. How wonderful to capture so beautifully these stunning birds!

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  28. Oh my gosh and I thought our kingfishers were pretty!

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  29. stunning photos I love the one of the pair in flight, good catch

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  30. Amazing pictures of such a beautiful bird!

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  31. What a fabulous set of photographs. When I have had the rare pleasure of seeing a kingfisher it always amazes me just how small they are.

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  32. I am absolutely in awe - both of your photography skills (which I have said before) and the fact you got to see SIX Kingfishers AND photograph them. Wow, wow, wow. Many years ago in Crete a Kingfisher landed on the prow of the small boat we were sat in but we dare not move to try and get a photo of it ... and of course it didn't stay long so that particular King fisher will have to stay firmly in our memories and not in print.
    Many thanks for joining in with #AnimalTales and I just love seeing what feathered beauties you will offer us each week.

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  33. Goodness how amazing! I have only ever seen the blue flash too. Halcyon days.....

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  34. Oh wow, well done! Patience certainly paid off with these wonderful photos :)

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  35. The Mother says - We've been reading your posts since you starting linking to #animaltales and this is our absolute favourite. How lucky were you - definitely birthday and Christmas all at once. The shots are stunning especially the ones of them in flight. Am so jealous you got these captures and Lucas was in absolute awe looking at these photos :0 #animaltales

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