I made a return visit to Far Ings nature reserve, close to the Humber Bridge, yesterday and spent the whole day at the Ness Lake hide (?) watching the same kingfisher who was as active as any kingfisher I’ve seen. A great demonstration of how to catch a fish, knock it senseless on a branch, throw it up in the air, catch it the right way round and then, despite its size, swallow it whole. Who says fishing is relaxing and easy!
The photographers were having a great time even though the light could have been much better and, occasionally the kingfisher insisted on demonstrating her skills from behind the reeds. We had a visit from a fox in the reed beds, a water rail and a flypast from a bittern, which I would have missed had it not been for the keen eyes of my new mate, Andy.