Our special visitor

Photo taken through our office window... 

Female Kingfisher

This little lady turned up at our pond in November 2019 and came back almost every day to hunt for about a month

She returned the following year (almost to the day) to once again fish in our garden for a few weeks. 

We'd just put a temporary string fence around the pond as a heron deterrent to give our fish half a chance until our water plants

got established.

...and to allay any concerns for the kingfisher being put off or even injured by the fence - I can confirm not only did it not interfere with her ability to fish; she actually used it as an effective hunting perch.

 

I can also confirm the heron deterrent fence didn't deter the heron whatsoever!

Wait for the blue streak!

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