Friday, 22 August 2008

KWT - Sevenoaks Reserve

A friend of mine informed me that some of my photos are on display at the reserve centre and as this was news to me I wanted to go and take a look. Unfortunately the centre is shut on a Friday so I went for a wander around as I hadn't visited the site before. What a great place, loads of little nooks and crannies crammed with dragonflies and damselflies, chiffs and willow warblers calling, blackcaps tacking some lovely great crested grebes and at least 5 kingfishers. Couldn't resist the following piccies.
Came across a group of 4 kingfishers one of which posed long enough for a lucky shot. This is a male due to the all black bill, the females have a red base.

There were some great spots for dragonflies and damselflies and I tried in vain to get some flight shots but managed to find this resting brown hawker.

There were a number of young great crested grebes around at various ages all with attentive parents. I just love the way this youngster is hitching a ride from mum/dad, just so cute.


6 comments:

Josh Jenkins Shaw said...

Hi John, great pics! Glad you had a good time on my local patch! 5 K.fishers , thats really good!
JJS

Cheryl said...

Kingfishers....great birds, who doesn't love the beautiful colours they display.......

I have had a large hawker in the garden, as yet I have not managed to get a photograph.....

Greenie said...

John ,
Cracking shot of Kingfisher .
Haven't been there for years , must give it a try .
Re.Copper Underwings , must have found 2/3 dozen in the Dormouse boxes .Thanks for Buzzard confirmation .

Steve said...

Excellent Kingfisher photo John - really nice composition.

abbey meadows said...

Love the shot of Kingfisher. I have been trying to get pics of the ones on the Wansbeck but have only managed a blue blur up to now.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Kingfisher are always great to see, but 4, now your just showing off. Great shots and post. Mike.