Sunday, 5 July 2020

Male Kingfisher, River Camel, Cornwall 2nd July 2020.

Thinking I may have identified a kingfisher nest along the riverbank.

I've seen both male & female in the area & today I watched the male sit on a branch low to the water & make tiny contact calls toward the hole before spending a little time in the burrow.

I'm hoping this is a 2nd brood nest site as I totally missed the first brood due to the "lockdown" during the Covid-19 Coronavirus scare.

I'll be keeping an eye on this place for the next few weeks, hoping to see the adults start carrying fish to the burrow.
Fortunately this is a part of the river where I have a Schedule 1 kingfisher photography licence.

I've also done a short 2 minute video of the bird preening so to view it please click on the link to my YouTube channel.

Kingfisher preening video link.