Saturday, September 23, 2023

Woodland Kingfisher and spider's nest

 Good morning, dear Blogger friends. A quick insert between our Spain holiday posts. 

With summer iminent in the Southern Hemisphere, I am hearing all manner of birds in the garden. Early one morning, last week, as I walked onto the veranda, I heard a Kingfisher call, looked across the fence between me and Ron and John, and spotted a Woodland Kingfisher on a shrub.

Of course, I dashed back indoors to grab my camera...

I knew the bird had spotted a meal

The bird had fluffed up its feathers

Woodland Kingfisher - a medium sized bird; electric blue-backed Kingfisher with a distinctive bi-color bill:  red above and black below
The weather was very dull but I hope you get the idea of this glorious bird who is a regular summer visitor to our collective gardens
On a sunny morning earlier that week, I spotted this spider's nest 

Viewing nature in my own garden!

I'm linking to Eileen's Saturday Critters here



  1. Hello Jo,

    I just love your Woodland Kingfisher, awesome series of photos. The spider and nest is a great find. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. the kingfisher is a real beauty, and so cute. the spider web is fine since it is only a PHOTO. ha ha

  3. Nice capture of the Woodland Kingfisher. Enjoy the day!

  4. Such a pleasant surprise – the Woodland Kingfisher looks stunning!

  5. The Kingfisher is very beautiful. We always hear the sound they make when they fly and then try to spot them.

  6. Rosemary Swinbourn25 September, 2023 06:38

    Incredible your interesting entries...Rose xxx


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