Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kingfishers on Road to Recovery

Kingfisher populations were among the most serious casualties of last winter's bitter snows.As ponds and streams froze over there were reports that some populations tried to relocate to the coast, where their fragile systems are unable to cope with the salt water over prolonged periods.
I know of several local sites where I usually find these brightly coloured birds and can confirm that in some the populations have died out.
But there are encouraging signs in others. Pictured above is a kingfisher that will have fledged earlier this year and the pair went on to have a second brood too!


  1. Beautiful little chap! I hope they have an easier time this winter.

  2. The kingfisher is certainly on my wish list as I venture into bird painting! Brilliant news for this little one :) Jules