Vince Burton Photography

Kingfishers


This is one of Britain's most brilliantly coloured birds. Not much larger than a Sparrow, the deep orange underparts contrasts beautifully with the greenish blue of the folded wings. However, a Kingfisher has a second, almost indescribable electric blue. It is this blue along its back which is often your first sight of this bird as it flashes like lightning away down the river.

I have been privileged enough to spend several days watching Kingfishers in a private hide, watching their behaviour and learning their personalities. With special thanks to Paul for allowing me such close encounters with this beautiful bird.