Thursday, 19 February 2009
The jewel in the park
Decided on a change from photographing owls and met up with Dave Cookson at Yarrow Valley Country Park near Coppull to hopefully photograph the local kingfisher which recently had been showing well. No sooner had we set up our camera gear when the kingfisher appeared just before midday. It favoured a little backwater adjoining one of the lakes and throughout our four hour stay performed beautifully for the camera as it perched on overhanging branches. The light had not been at its best but improved a little after lunch. Dave was hoping to obtain shots of the kingfisher diving for fish but it was too quick and evaded camera capture. However we had enjoyed a super afternoon session with this jewel of a bird and will no doubt return to try for that " perfect shot " .