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  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update - 11 June 2012

    Morning all, How are you? Quick update on the two pairs of kingfishers! Lovely picture of one of the Rye Meads kingfishers by Peter Hewitt The pair at the Gadwall hide are feeding young still, although over the weekend they were investigating lots of the other holes in the bank - so perhaps...
  • Blog Post: Fledging kingfishers?

    Hi everyone... So this weekend is the weekend - we think that the kingfisher chicks will fledge! The chicks usually stay in the nest for 24-25 days before the fledge. Once out of the nest, the young are fed for only four days before the adult chases them off! Will they fledge this bank holiday...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update 20 August 2012

    Good morning kingfisher fans! how are you? I just wanted to share a couple of pictures that a visitors took over the weekend. The kingfishers (from the Kingfisher Hide) are feeding young - which is very exciting as it is a good time to see these amazing birds! Over the weekend they were feeding...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update 5 April

    Evening all! Third times a charm.... So this is not the first or the second, but the third time I have tried writing this blog today! Agh! I've been adding pictures and reducing the file size, or it will freak my computer out... After resizing the jpeg's I've been trying to close the photo...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers - so today is the day...

    ...Or maybe not! Today was the day that we thought that the baby kingfishers would fledge, but they haven't yet! The young usually stay in the bank for 24-25 days after hatching, they hatched around the 7 May so it could be another couple of days. Eep, when will it be? Who knows? We are...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher fledging countdown...

    Good morning all! Wow, it's September already! How did that happen? The year is going so quickly! Anyhoo, how are you all today? It's going to be a lovely day again today - I hope you're all enjoying the weather! Anyway, kingfishers... So this weekend ( Saturday 4 September ) is...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher News!

    The kingfishers are doing their thing!!! Woohoo! The pair have been seen investigating the bank, and this morning they were seen mating! It looks good for this year! If you want to come and see the kingfishers the best time is when they are feeding young - keep your eyes on this community page, i'll...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher news, and todays dappy award goes to...

    Afternoon all! Me again, I just thought I would let you know what has been going on today (kingfisher wise). Well, no signs of the fledglings yet - it could be another week or so. The chicks are normally ready to leave the nest when they are 24-25 days old (which is how we worked out 31 May as the fledging...
  • Blog Post: Today's sightings - kingfisher event

    Hi everyone, So today we have a kingfisher day at the reserve - it's been going really well. We have staff and volunteers up at the kingfisher hide telling everyone what is going on, we've got a special kingfisher trail for children and colouring! The kingfisher pair did their first...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers have hatched (28 June 2012) and a VIP Kingfisher Experience

    Good afternoon, How are you? I'm very excited to tell you that the kingfishers at the Kingfisher hide have hatched ! The adults were spotted taking fish into the bank! It's a good time to see the kingfishers as the adults will be in and out of the bank every few minutes taking the hungry...
  • Blog Post: The kingfishers are incubating their second brood!

    Guess what has been spotted today happening at the Kingfisher Hide? The male and female kingfishers were doing their classic 'change over' - which means they have started sitting on the eggs! Woohoo, we'll baby kingfishers before you know it! Both male and female kingfisher take turns...
  • Blog Post: The kingfishers have hatched!

    We think that the kingfisher chicks have hatched at the Kingfisher Hide as visitors have seen fish being taken into the bank! Adults start taking fish into the bank once that eggs have hatched. Each chick can eat 12-18 fish a day, and are fed in rotation - once a chick is fed, it moves to the back...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers hatched!

    Morning, Very exciting news everyone! We are pretty sure that the kingfishers have hatched! It's very exciting! Keith has been to the kingfisher hide and within 45 minutes he saw the male taking in 3 fish! Woohoo, it looks like the young have hatched! This is the best time to see kingfishers...
  • Blog Post: 2nd July Kingfisher news

    Morning everyone! I'm baccccck! Well, I haven't been away but it's been pretty busy here at Rye Meads so I haven't had a chance to tell you all the exciting stuff that's going on! (Fingers crossed that the blog works this time as this is the third time I've written this!) ...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update - 21 June 2012

    Hi all, Just thought I would let you know about the kingfishers - as I know that is what everybody like to see! Well, the pair at the Gadwall hide are still feeding young, we have had lovely views recently. Keep an eyey out as they have been investigating other holes - so they could be getting...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher Update 23 August 2011

    Afternoon everyone, Quick update on what is going on kingfisher wise... We are not completely sure what is going on with the kingfishers - but there is definately a pair on eggs at the kingfisher hide! Very exciting! Kingfisher by Peter Hewitt
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher news - 14 April

    Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't updated in a little while - it's the Easter holidays so we've been busy with childrens activities (more about that later)... But I had to tell you the exciting news... We just saw a change over at the kingfisher bank ! This means that they are sitting...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher update and weekend highlights - 20 and 21 May 2012

    Good morning all, How are you today? I hope you had a nice weekend. Just a quick update about the kingfishers (as I know that's what you all want to know) and the wildlife highlights of the weekend. Stunning kingfisher picture by Peter Hewitt Well.... the kingfishers were still taking in...
  • Blog Post: Today's highlights - Monday 7 May 2012

    Afternoon everyone, How are you? Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Just thought I would let you know some of the wildlife highlights of the day... The kingfishers have been showing nicely today. The Gadwall hide the pair have been quite active, it seems they have decided on a hole, and are doing...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher and kestrel update - 5 May 2012

    Hello everyone, I hope that you are well. Just wanted to give you an update about the going's on! We're getting great views of the kingfishers ! At the Gadwall hide the pair have been quite active, exploring the bank, and they were seen mating yesterday, so fingers crossed! ...
  • Blog Post: More kingfisher information!

    Good morning! I hope that you are well! I'm here to tell you a bit more about the kingfishers! They have been seen so well over the last couple of days - if you can get down here now! This is possibly the best ever time to see kingfishers. At the moment they are showing off, they are courting...
  • Blog Post: Kingfishers and other wildlife

    Hi all, The young kingfishers fledged on Sunday 6 June, early in the morning (before any one was here)! Check out the gallery - Tony was luck enough to geta picture of the male giving one of the young a fish! Once out of the nest the young are only fed for a couple of days before the adults drive...
  • Blog Post: 23 August - Kingfisher update

    Afternoon everyone, Quick update on what is going on kingfisher wise... We are not completely sure what is going on with the kingfishers - but there is definately a pair on eggs at the kingfisher hide! Very exciting! Kingfisher by Peter Hewitt
  • Blog Post: What's up with the kingfishers?

    Afternoon all! Sooooooo it's been an interesting day! The kingfishers have been acting very strangely over the last couple of days! I'll start from the beginning.... Fab kingfisher picture taken earlier this month by Peter Hewitt When the female kingfisher has laid the eggs in...
  • Blog Post: Apologies to Malcolm!

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to say SORRY to Malcolm - I miss labeled one of his photos... This is actually Malcolm Housden's stunning shot of kingfisher: He took another lovely shot on Thursday: Thanks for sharing Malcolm!