South Downs Nature
KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis
Recognised by its blue green back, salmon red underparts, a plum coloured dagger shapped bill and red feet.
It has a piercing whistle as it speeds low over a river at 45 m.p.h or dives for minnows.
Nests in deep tubular tunnel lined with fish bones in earth bank over water.
Date: 07 Feb 2017
Location: Cuckmere Haven