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Old 30-07-10, 05:35 PM
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I am fortunate to have a local reserve with active Kingfishers. Two broods this year I am told although I have not got to see any of the young. Apparently they leave very quickly after fledging.

The great thing about the Kingfisher is it's reflection. Sure, it is always hanging around relatively still water to get that but the colour and poise make it a great "feature" of the bird.

Anyone else got any reflection pictures?



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A good idea for a thread with some great reflection photo's, Peter!

My offering for now is of a Coot chick, taken last year.
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Old 30-07-10, 06:16 PM
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Your thread title has me going back quite a few years with this song on my mind now!

YouTube - Marmalade - Reflections of My Life

Sorry to go off topic.lol!
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Your thread title has me going back quite a few years with this song on my mind now!

YouTube - Marmalade - Reflections of My Life

Sorry to go off topic.lol!
I was admiring Peter's photos after having read the swift thread and feeling a bit homesick, then I clicked onto your Marmalade link - now feeling more homesick! Love the song - still, only 2 months and I'll be home for a couple of weeks. Another negative is I don't arrive home until a week after the proposed forum trip to Far Ings - I would have loved to have met any of you fellow birders who can make it.

Chin up Ian, might see the osprey tomorrow.
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Super Kingfisher reflections Peter and a great idea for a thread!
Nice to see your reflected Coot too Judith and the song took me way back also!
Chin up Ian,I'm sure the weeks will soon fly by.
Here's my reflected addition!
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Old 31-07-10, 10:04 AM
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I was admiring Peter's photos after having read the swift thread and feeling a bit homesick, then I clicked onto your Marmalade link - now feeling more homesick! Love the song - still, only 2 months and I'll be home for a couple of weeks. Another negative is I don't arrive home until a week after the proposed forum trip to Far Ings - I would have loved to have met any of you fellow birders who can make it.

Chin up Ian, might see the osprey tomorrow.
You make me feel sad on reading your post, Ian! On the positive side just think of those super Waders and Ospreys that hopefully you will be having the pleasure of seeing!

A super Redshank reflection, Ruth!

EDIT: My apologies to you, Ruth! I had meant to say thank you for your kind comment on my Coot photo.
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Nice Redshank. I'm always impressed how birds can sleep standing on one leg.

The Blue Tits around here are quite vain.

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Thanks Judith and Peter......a great Blue Tit reflection Peter!!!
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I doubt that it's vanity, Peter. I think blue tits have learnt that window frames are a good place to look for spiders etc.
My mother used to have one of those feeders that hangs from a rubber hook stuck to a window. She was convinced that they banged their beaks on the glass when it was empty to get her to fill it! I couldn't convince her that invertebrates were their target.

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I know, but I like to think they might be. Thier favourite place is under the patio table hanging upside down getting the spiders.
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