Mr T sees kingfishers around our house all the times, darting across from one river bank to the other. He also claims that he has seen mermaids in the river but I will not believe that! Anyhow, I have become quite desperate to spot a kingfisher myself, not that I have never seen one before because I have on several occasions but that was in East Africa and it would be much more exciting to spot them here on my doorstep!
|Malachite kingfisher, Lake Ziway, Ethiopia|
|Pied kingfisher, Lake Victoria, Uganda|
|Giant kingfisher, Lake Victoria, Uganda|
|Woodland kingfisher, Lake Victoria, Uganda|
So I got really excited yesterday when I spotted a bird with irisdescent plumage sat on a tree in our garden and sneaked out with a camera to try and take a picture of it. I was hoping for a kingfisher but the zoom on my camera revealed this:
|Nuthatch, River Aare, Switzerland|