Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Kingfisher taking a bath


Kingfisher_3, originally uploaded by Christopher Mills.

It's been far too long since I last updated this blog! The best part of summer is now behind us, we've moved into the busy time at work and I have more OU study to get on with.

I have managed a reasonable amount of time out with the camera, so I'll write it up when I get the time - kingfishers, hares, buzzards, game birds and more have given me some shots I'm fairly happy with.

For now, I'll leave it at this one - a female kingfisher washing off the oil, sand and other grime from visiting her nest to deliver fish to her offspring. I've never been close enough to see for myself, but apparently the smell is rather strong! No wonder she needs a bath...