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Scottiedogz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Kingfisher Reply with quote

We were visiting our Deanston Mill Lade cache today and saw a kingfisher very close to the cache site, on the lade, not on the river. We have seen them there a few times in the last 6 months, but we never saw any when we used to live near there in the 1990's
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Kingfishers may be growing in population?? I have seen two on the Water of Leith and one on the Union canal. Which was so close to my second sighting of the Water of Leith that it could have been the same bird!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw my first kingfisher on the local river (R. Lagan) on my fiftieth birthday.

It was a better present than socks.

They are certainly on the increase (the birds, not the socks), albeit slowly, as we clean up our rivers and canals. A kingfisher does exactly what it says on the tin, so where there are no fish...


I think Dave's sighting could well be the same bird - or at least part of the same pair, depending on when he saw them, since kingfishers are fiercely territorial. Their territory size varies according to how much food is generally available.


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