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Kingfisher Spot

Postby Matt40 » Sat 14 Jan 2017 1:07 pm

Hi,

I'm not sure if they are a rarity or as common as anything but I spotted a Kingfisher today flying around the Priory island. A lovely colourful watch against a backdrop of winter greys. I tried to take a photo but the little fella was a bit flighty. He's in the middle of the photo for what it's worth!

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Re: Kingfisher Spot

Postby Andrew » Sat 14 Jan 2017 8:49 pm

I spotted a kingfisher by the New River, almost opposite the college on 6th February, 2015. The bird - the same one perhaps - was very hard to pin down. I took a nice photograph of the railings by the gate next to the level crossing, before seeing the little blighter had flown on to a wall by the river. Sorry about the quality, but I took the photograph at the extreme of the zoom range of my camera without a tripod. I have also cropped the photograph as it was too large for an attachment.
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Re: Kingfisher Spot

Postby Scouter » Sun 15 Jan 2017 10:42 am

I've seen them near the lock on the Lea occasionally and by the tennis courts in Hertford and just beyond Ware Park Woods too.
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Re: Kingfisher Spot

Postby Matt40 » Sun 15 Jan 2017 3:37 pm

Maybe not so rare then! Still, they are a beautiful sight if anyone wants to keep an eye out for them.
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