Bridgwater Kingfisher

I’ve just uploaded this video using different software and process so I don’t know how it’ll appear yet.  However, see if you can spot the kingfisher?

It’s a remarkable bird that I’ve been trying to catch on camera for ages.

  • When they’re stationary in trees they’re almost impossible to see.
  • When they fly, they are like a flash of blood and electricity across the gloaming.
  • When  they fly, they are impossible to track with a hand-held camera!
  • When they are in the trees they are impossible to see in the viewfinder!

Despite all this, my new Panasonic Lumix TZ7 has videoed the thing quite well!  For a few seconds, you actually can see the thing quite clearly – a first for me!  Woo-Hoo!  (You’ll have to double-click to get it full screen (or at least larger) to then see this on YouTube directly.

At 0:30 you’ll see it centre-frame and at ~1:00, just as I’ve got a true beamer on it – it shoots off down and right and then flew up the canal!  It’s what they do – like a woman, they just entice you in and then foom!  They’re gone!  Ha Ha.

(The TZ7 replaces the TZ5 which I carelessly dropped onto the tiled floor  at home)

By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.