Category Archives: Coraciiformes

European Bee-eaters from Corsica

Coraciiformes

Place: La Canonica, Corsica, France
Date: 23 May 2017.











[Merops apiaster, Family Meropidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: European bee-eater]

The sound of the European bee-eater (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stanislas Wroza)

Distribution of the European bee-eater across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

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Still More Forest Farm Kingfishers

Coraciiformes

Place: Forest Farm, Cardiff
Dates: 1 September 2017, 7 September 2017, 12 September 2017, 3 October 2017, 19 November 2017, 30 December 2017.

A continuation of Kingfisher Central and More Forest Farm Kingfishers.


1 September 2017

7 September 2017

12 September 2017

3 October 2017

19 November 2017

30 December 2017

Glamorganshire Canal

Bird Hide #1

Bird Hide #2

[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Somerset Levels Kingfisher

Coraciiformes

Place: Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.






Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.






[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

European Bee-eater from Sardinia

Coraciiformes

Place: Stagno di Colostrai, Sardinia, Italy
Dates: 12 June 2017.





[Merops apiaster, Family Meropidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: European bee-eater]

The sound of the European bee-eater (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stanislas Wroza)

Distribution of the European bee-eater across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

More Forest Farm Kingfishers

Coraciiformes

Place: Forest Farm, Cardiff
Dates: 22 November 2016, 8 January 2017, 11 February 2017, 14 March 2017.

A continuation of Kingfisher Central.


22 November 2016

8 January 2017

11 February 2017

14 March 2017

[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Kingfisher Central

Coraciiformes

Place: Forest Farm, Cardiff
Dates: 3 October, 8 October, 21 October, 29 October, 9 November, 11 November 2016.

Ever since part of the reeds have been cut back some time in late September 2016, kingfishers appear to have become quite common at the reed beds overlooked by both bird hides at Forest Farm. Below is a collection of pictures taken during the weeks that followed.


3 October 2016

8 October 2016

21 October 2016

29 October 2016

9 November 2016

11 November 2016

[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Blue-winged Kookaburra

Coraciiformes

Place: Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date: 30 July 2016.



[Dacelo leachii, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Blue-winged kookaburra]

The sound of the blue-winged kookaburra (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marc Anderson)