K is for Kingfisher


Kissing the river as they skim low to catch fry, The Camel is a great place to sit down for a while to try and spot a kingfisher.  Light bounces off their blue and orange feathers as they zoom along, leaving more an impression of a beautiful bird than a clear recollection of their distinctive long beak and large head.  Mornings and quieter times give you the best chance of seeing them, as they are easily disturbed.

* Kingfisher illustration from RSPB website

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  1. Titchy Stitcher

     /  March 23, 2012

    I do love kingfishers – there used to be one on our local river, but I haven’t seen it since last year when the incompetent people at Thames Water polluted the river. My day was always cheered when I saw that flash of turquoise, and given their inclination shyness, it amused me that it chose to hang out 50 yards from a dual carriageway.


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