The Rains eased the Kf did what it does best

September 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

After rain all day and night on Friday I was expecting the river level to have risen quite significantly. After a lot of mind changing I decided to get up early on Saturday and see what it would be like. On arrival I could see the river had risen a bit although not as much as I had anticipated. My perches were now surrounded by water and I was only just able to retrieve them. The perches were set back up a little further down river where the river  widens and the water was shallower and running slower. My hide was set up two cameras on tripods at the ready.

Almost an hour past and there was no sight or sound of a KF when suddenly the familiar call and a couple of seconds later he was sat in front of me.  Due to the recent rainfall I suspect he had struggled to fish and now the weather had broke he was in fishing mode catching fish in the shallows and occasionally in the deeper parts. Fishing from my perches, off the stones and out of the tree on the other side of the river this bird was fishing nearly all the time I was there which was until 3pm with just short periods of time when he would fly off downstream before returning. Another bird appeared whilst this male was on my perch and fished from the other side of the river and surprisingly enough they tolerated each other and even fished within about 5m of each other. 

This is one of many shots I attempted as this bird fished. My success rate was not very good considering the opportunities I had but at least it improvement each time.

 

 


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