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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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  I replaced a waterside bank with a garden shed containing a hide and an artificial nest chamber so that I could watch kingfishers inside their underground nest.  The entire project took a month and led to some incredible kingfisher studies. Click here to read more about these. I installed my hide in situ in February, long before the breeding season. Here’s how I did it. Step One: Replicating the design of a kingfisher nesting […]


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