A few hours free in the afternoon so time for a trip to Rye Meads to see how the Kingfishers are getting on. They successfully raised their first brood at the Kingfisher hub and had started on their second. Indeed the male was visiting with fish frequently, a sure sign sign it would not be long before they fledged.
The male was landing on one of the nearer perches after a fish delivery and would have a quick dip. I managed to get a few flight shots of him in action.
The female was much less evident, but did show and at one point came onto the closest perch for a while.
At one point she dived in for a small insect.
In between visits, there was entertainment from one of the Coots.
And of course the regular Grey Heron.
But back to the Kingfishers, and it was great to get some shots of a fish pass, and mating. A third brood is certainly on the cards!
Really good to see them doing so well. I even managed a short piece of video as they briefly mated again, on a nearer perch.