No Kingfishers Today!!

Went to my local lakes today,knowing that a kingfisher is nesting there. Unfortunately after spending 3 hrs waiting….nothing.
But the afternoon wasn’t wasted. I saw the first mallard chicks of the season.

Across the lake,on an island there was a Canadian Goose nesting,can’t wait for them to hatch!

The real surprise was the amount of Herons I saw,there must have been about 5 or 6 in and around the lake…must be the reason the kingfishers wern’t about!

Many of our old friends were around: The Swan,Robins Crested Grebes to name a few.

Even snapped an Indian Runner sunning himself!

Many other wildlife about, Butterflies and squirrels and some nice plant life.

Making my way back,I spot a coot swimming along by the bank,and take one last photo of the lake.

It’s been a pleasant afternoon,perhaps next time i’ll get the elusive kingfisher!!!!


10 Apr, 2011
littlewren said:

no kinfisher but boy oh boy a great array on offer....fab photos.....

10 Apr, 2011
aster said:

A wonderful set of photo's Rob, Mrs M sure has a handful of trouble to care for :))
It's really nice to see butterflies around now. Lots to return for Rob including your kingfisher,maybe an early start for that one lol :)

10 Apr, 2011
robashfield said:

Think you might be right aster...lucjily i'm off in a fortnight,so maybe an early morning visit is on the cards.
Thanks both for comments.

10 Apr, 2011
jane said:

What a lovely blog. You have captured some lovely wildlife here Rob the butterflies enjoying the Spring sunshine. Went to our spot today and saw one kingfisher flash past..probably sole survivor of the harsh winter....but good to see.

11 Apr, 2011
muddywalters said:

A great set of shots Rob. Your local lakes appear to be an oasis full of photo opportunities. Can't wait to see some more!

11 Apr, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Thats the great thing Rob although we too often set out with the intention of capturing the elusive kingfisher , other things appear that always make the trip worthwhile.

Your photos are testament to that.

11 Apr, 2011
robashfield said:

Thank you BB...appreciated.

12 Apr, 2011

Such a wonderful selection of pics robash, you certainly did not
disappoint us not spotting, the Kingfisher....Instead, you showed us all these delights!! Awaiting your Kingfisher pics when you have a sighting....

14 Apr, 2011
robashfield said:

Thank you FP. I will post them when I get them...hopefully next week,when I'm off ...Won't be for the lack of trying!!!! lol

18 Apr, 2011
david said:

Wonderful pics of the birds and other wildlife, Rob. This is a great wildlife haven.

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