|Kingfisher in Russia Dock Woodland|
Photograph by @worginfo, with thanks.
The beautiful photograph at the top of this post is the kingfisher taken this week by the ever excellent @worginfo (posted on her Twitter page), with many thanks for her permission to use it here. Steve Cornish, Chair of the Friends of Russia Dock Woodland, tells me that it's a hen bird, due to its orange lower beak; the cock birds beak is black lower and upper. Superb colours. I wasn't lucky enough to see one today, but I shall keep looking. It's a lovely photograph.