Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Above - 'Kingfishers' rocks sticking out into Howdiemont Sands.( Click on any image to see larger copy).
Above - Kingfisher 1. Male.
Above- Kingfisher 2. Another male.
Above - The two males meet, and don't seem too happy. Calling a shrill trilling sound, unlike the whistle heard on the streams in summer.
Above - The fight breaks out.
Above - And continues on the rocks...
Above - Until it's just a stare-out...
Above - And the loser flies off across the bay.
An excellent show from these normally quite retiring birds. Does anyone know why they were fighting when they are nowhere near abreeding territory ( and its winter anyway).