Cotgrave Canal Heron and Kingfisher

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♫ Russ Hamer on October 20, 2008

The partially restored Nottingham Grantham canal near Cotgrave. The heron flew away very quickly, as did the kingfisher that I had not seen until it moved. D'ya know where it is yet? This part of the canal is likely to suffer great damage should the proposed development it borders go ahead. I would doubt either the heron or the kingfisher would be seen again here! Oh.. The kingfisher is just below and to the left of the Heron.

Rory Brett on March 2, 2009

That's a funny story. I thought it was odd to see two birds hunting in the same area...

♫ Russ Hamer on March 2, 2009

Unless, of course, they were good pals! They did fly off in the same direction though in differing styles. Just to clarify... it WAS a kingfisher. Chocolate wrappers simply do not fly like that. They are much slower and less direct.

Rory Brett on March 2, 2009

So it was a kingfisher. You're lucky. I've never seen one!

Rory Brett on March 4, 2009

Russ you are welcome to see my photos here.

Galatas © on March 8, 2009

Got a tip off from a friend as to where I could see a Kingfisher. After 2 hours waiting it finally showed up. He zoomed right by us a couple of times but never perched anywhere closer than 150 yards away. I won't rest now until I get a close up. Photo Here

♫ Russ Hamer on May 1, 2011

Revisiting this post. Last winter, with its deep long lasting frosts, seems likely to have killed off many fish dependent birds. The migrant birds are already arriving though. What chance for the kingfishers?

Galatas © on May 1, 2011

Check out your local birding websites. Several reported sightings up my way already. I don't think it's all doom and gloom.

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  • Uploaded on July 31, 2008
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    by ♫ Russ Hamer
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
    • Taken on 2004/01/07 07:19:17
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/180)
    • Focal Length: 39.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO140
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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