|Kingfisher female, Alcedo atthis|
The next two days were wet and dull but yesterday the sun came out after lunch so I headed to the park again and was quickly rewarded with the kingfisher landing on the grassy bank. It didn’t spot any sticklebacks so it flew to the bramble thicket and perched for many minutes in open view. It repeated this again after an hour, by which time I had been joined by two other birders. A couple of Long-tailed Tits appeared during this time.
|on the grassy bank|
|checking out another part of the water|
|orange lower beak indicates a female|
|this shot and the next shows neck bobbing to change her view of the water|
|time to check out another part of the stream|
|House Sparrow, Passer domesticus from Monday|