Saturday, 8 November 2014

Kingfisher poses for a video

male Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
On Wednesday morning I climbed Highdown Hill, Durrington, and enjoyed the magnificent views. The hill hides a Late Bronze Age enclosure (c.1000 BC), an Early Iron Age hill fort (c. 600 BC) and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery (c.AD 450). After lunch I visited Arundel WWT and was delighted when a Kingfisher landed on the post in front of the Scrape Hide.
 On Thursday I returned to Arundel WWT and this time a Kingfisher landed on the post in front of the Sand Martin Hide for 2½ minutes and I was able to video this and take photos.

 The South Downs Forum posted this lovely poem by Marian Allen, written in Ditchling in September 1917: Autumn on the Downs

Kingfisher video here: Kingfisher performs on post
Highdown Hill

Greylag Goose, Anser anser

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
Friday at Sand Martin hide:
Coot, Fulica atra

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