Saturday, 11 November 2017

Jaw-dropper






Sometimes nature takes your breath away. I was washing up and there was a flash of orange outside the window, and there was this kingfisher on my washing line! It stayed for about ten minutes, dipped twice into the pond and brought out a stickleback each time. Each fish was bashed on the oak tree and then swallowed whole. I've only seen a couple of kingfishers before so this was a real treat.

4 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

Fantastic! Aren’t they wonderful? This is a female (orange on lower beak distinguishes them from the males). A lovely experience.

Kate said...

Oh thank you! I didn't know that.

SandyShoes Cornwall said...

Love dipping into your blog and what a great wildlife spotter you are! A great treat, thanks for sharing. Antonia

Kate said...

Thanks!