DOWN THE HATCH

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A Kingfisher reaping the rewards of a successful dive. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2021]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may … Continue reading

A SUCCESSFUL DIVE

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A Kingfisher can hit the water at up to 25mph, pretty amazing considering its size. Capturing a diving Kingfisher is down to an abundance of patience and manually focussing on the right place at the right time. © [John Mallaney] … Continue reading

Kingfisher Brunch

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A Kingfisher reaping the rewards for a successful dive. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2020]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may … Continue reading

Kingfisher

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A few shots of a Kingfisher after a successful dive, taken at Horn Mill Trout Farm, Oakham, Rutland. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2019]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author … Continue reading

Osprey Fishing

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A few shots of an Osprey fishing at Horn Mill trout farm near Oakham, Leicestershire.  We had an early evening session in the hide and thought we were out of luck until the osprey paid a visit with only an … Continue reading

Great Crested Grebe with catch!

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I followed this great crested grebe for an hour whilst it was diving, fortunately my patience eventually paid off.  Taken at Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2019]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express … Continue reading

Great black-backed gull – Seafood Lunch

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Observed this Great black-backed gull on Farne, battling to consume a large fish which it eventually accomplished.  Incredible, what an expanding neck line and an abundance of determination can do. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2018]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of … Continue reading

Osprey Fishing

The last thing you expect when you are out and about in Aylesbury and its environs is to come across an osprey.  Fortunately, this juvenile osprey turned up at Western Turville reservoir and has been ever present for nearly a month.  As the weather was favourable last Sunday it was a no brainer to visit and see if I could improve on my previous attempts.  On this occasion the osprey obliged with four fly pasts and each time attempting to fish.  The following shots show the osprey from impacting the water to successfully flying off with two fish in his talons.

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