After getting the briefest of glimpses of a Kingfisher up at Leighton Moss last week, I took myself off to Meresands Wood, a haven for Kingfishers in the hope of getting some nice shots. I had a full morning to patiently sit it out waiting for Kingfishers to land on the branches outside the hide. And my patience was well and truly rewarded with the Kingfishers busy all morning. But these shots were only achieved with a little patience, so many people were in the hide asking ''any kingfishers about?'' and then giving up after 5 minutes and moving off, just shows all good things are certainly worth waiting for. Whilst waiting for the Kingfishers was amused watching a Grey Heron constantly getting chased off by the resident Canada geese, and also the abundance of Dragon flies, a great place to visit with the combination of ancient oak woodland and the large lake.
First Kingfisher of the morning brings in his catch
The next bird certainly bit off more than he could chew, I honestly dont know whether it managed to swallow it, he spent a good 5 minutes perched with it in his beak obviously contemplating '' i've caught it now what do I do with it!!''
This silver birch branch has been ideally positioned for the birds to perch and fish close in
A alternative view, that clearly shows off that vivid orange breast, stunning.
As mentioned this Grey Heron was only after a peaceful mornings fishing but wherever he landed the Canada Geese saw him off!
Lots of different Dragon flies about, great to watch but almost impossible to catch with the camera, managed a few but not a clue what they are if any Dragonfly experts could let me know, thanks