Sunday, August 15, 2010

Catching Kingfishers

This month's ringing demo at Beeston turned out to be a corker! We caught nearly 60 birds - about three times as many as we've had in recent months - and two of them were juvenile Kingfishers. Most of the rest were juvenile Great Tits, with a scattering of Whitethroats, Blue Tits, Dunnocks, Greenfinches, Blackbirds, Chaffinches and Robins.

Everyone say: oooooh!

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The first of two Kingfishers we caught today

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Maybe the back view is even better

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'Oh - you mean I can go now?'

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'I'm outta here - but I'll crap on your hand first. Byee!'

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D