Boy and I went birdwatching with some friends today and we were very lucky. As Boy and his friend were busy looking for large branches of trees to throw in the water, I stayed in the bird hide with my binoculars and I got to see ducks, crows, Canadian geese, a cormorant, a heron in flight, landing on the water, a kingfisher, a blue-tit and an Iceland gull… It was fantastic!
As you may have noticed, painting birds is a passion of mine. I usually paint them from photographs.
I had seen ducks, crows, Canadian geese, cormorants, herons and blue-tits before….
… but I had never seen a Kingfisher in the flesh.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a kingfisher landing on a branch of the very tree in front of me, right next to the bird hide. I got to see its beautiful bright colours and as I reached for my binoculars to have a closer look, he vanished…