Kingfisher Webcam - Spring 2017 Roundup

This year our Kingfisher pair raised two broods, six chicks in the first brood and seven in the second giving the parents plenty of mouths to feed! It has been a busy few months on the Kingfisher camera so make sure you catch up with the action on our YouTube channel if you missed out.

One of our most strikingly beautiful birds is the Kingfisher. The Kingfisher’s excavate a burrow by tunneling into sandy soil on low stream banks.

Around six to seven eggs are normally laid in late March and early April, hatching roughly three weeks later. Chicks can eat well over ten fish per day while in the nest and will normally take their first flight around 25 days after hatching.

We hope that you enjoyed watching our webcams, the feeds for which were kindly provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland. You can watch all the videos on our YouTube channel.

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