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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!
21 Aug 2012
VIP Kingfisher Experience - 26 August 2012
If you would like the amazing opportunity to see kingfishers (and all the other lovely wildlife at the reserve) before our opening times have a read of this: Great shot by Malcolm Housden Rye Meads nature reserve is opening early for 10 lucky pe ople on Sunday 26 August from 7-10 am (although you...
20 Aug 2012
Yesterday's kingfisher news
Hi everyone, Since the blog post yesterday we saw the kingfishers doing their thing... Brilliant picture from Malcolm Housden taken last year of the male giving the female a fish. The male was seen handing over a fish to the female (our equivalent of chocolates and flowers), and they were seen...
1 Apr 2012
Kingfisher update - Feb 2012
Exciting news! On Friday a pair of kingfishers were seen at the bank going in and out of one of the holes! It's looking good for this year! Fingers crossed everyone! Fab picture by Malcolm Housden, this was the Rye Meads pair seen at the Kingfisher hide a couple of years ago!
18 Feb 2012
I was taking a bath once upon a Rye Meads afternoon... Anyone want to sing this with me? :) Anyhoo.... It's currently raining, but it's been so dry recently! We do have out lagooons so the birds have been enjoying the amount of water we have on site... check out this crow When...
26 May 2011
Phew! It's a bit smelly in there...
Unlike some birds, kingfishers do not clean their nest. Kingfisher nest in banks -usually river banks, but here at Rye Meads we have a special nesting bank that we built for them. They will dig a long tunnel with a small doke at the end (so the eggs don't roll out). They can have upto 7 young...
8 May 2011
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...
19 Mar 2011
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...
17 Mar 2011
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...
4 Jun 2010
Since the beginning of April the male and female kingfishers have been seen quite regularly! They are still doing their thing - courting and investigating the bank. Last year the female got annoyed with the male (he didn't give her enough presents of fish, the kingfisher equivilant of flowers...
10 Apr 2010
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