Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Kingfishers feeding at Arundel WWT

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

I visited Arundel WWT again on August 30, 31, September 3. I took videos of the Kingfisher on the perch in front of the Ramsar hide the last 2 visits. Sue came with me yesterday. Within a few minutes of setting up the camera a Kingfisher arrived, sat on the perch for a short while, dived, returned to the perch with its fish, stunned it, then swallowed it and flew off after shaking its wings to lose the water. Amazing timing!
 A Reed Warbler was seen working its way through the reed bed in front of the hide on every visit. The Jacob Sheep were seen grazing on the meadow opposite doing their job of keeping the scrub down.
                         click here for a video of Kingfisher catching a fish at 55secs.
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Jacob Sheep

Jacob Sheep

September 3:

view from Ramsar Hide

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