Kingfisher in flight
It was good to see that the Little Grebe at North Marsh (Tophill Low) has successfully raised four chicks. I saw the family group earlier this week but the light was too poor to capture a worthwhile image.I was delighted to see a pair of Kingfishers, darting to and from amongst the reeds on Saturday morning. It was an absolutely stunning display and one I’ll remember for a very long time. I also managed to capture a Kingfisher in flight which was another first. No fancy flash here—just lots of luck, 1/3200 shutter speed and a fast motor-drive. Not perfect of course, but I will certainly try again if the opportunity presents itself. I returned on Saturday evening with the intention of getting some more Barn owl photographs. Unfortunately, the local Barn Owls had other ideas. (maybe they had gone to a local barn-dance? Groan!) A Kingfisher was present but it seemed to prefer to sit and watch a Grey Heron that was also feeding on the fish population. Actually, the Heron appeared to be a lot bolder than in the past and came very close to the hide. A good weekend’s photography and some magic moments!