Kingfisher And Copper.

Kingfisher silhouetteI visited my local nature reserve with the intention of getting some timelapse video footage from one of the hides.
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View from the Rothchilds Mere hide.

I set up my camera to take a shot every 6 seconds for 40 minutes. After 15 minutes a Kingfisher landed on an old wooden landing stage right in front of me. I was tempted to cancel my timelapse and get some shots of the Kingfisher but before I had time to make up my mind the Kingfisher flew off.  This colourful little bird returned a few minutes later. This time I decided to cancel my timelapse and start photographing the Kingfisher. I’m glad I did, I got some great shots and video footage of the Kingfisher fishing.

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The red patch on the lower beak indicates that this is a female.

On my walk back to the car I noticed something out the corner of my eye. When I looked I found it was a tiny Small Copper butterfly. I hadn’t seen one of these butterflies at Woodwalton Fen before so I stopped to get a couple of photographs.

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Small Copper butterfly at Woodwalton Fen.

All in all not a bad afternoon. For those of you who were wondering…yes I did get my timelapse as well!

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