The two chicks seemed to be completely independent this morning, attempting to fish on their own with no adults present. They were mainly tucked in under some overhanging branches on the far bank and one was well hidden but its blue back was clearly reflected in the water. I set the camera to video in case it decided to dive into the water. It didn’t, but there was another chick there which made an inelegant and unsuccessful splashdown which I was lucky to capture. I slowed it down to see what was going on and liked what it did to the bird soundtrack so kept that in. I’ve repeated the clip a couple of times to give more time to see what’s going on.
I went back at 4pm for an hour or so. An adult kingfisher flew into the same place with a fish and there was a lot of noise as I arrived. Maybe the adults were still helping out a bit from time to time? After that there nothing but the occasional chick call (recognisably kingfisher in tone but shorter and less expressive) and the reflection in the water of a very still bird. I had an intriguing time trying to work out where the bird was from the reflection – an exercise in practical geometry!