Kingfisher in Forest Farm Country Park

Some photos of the Kingfisher down in Forest Farm. The sheer quantity of fish it consumes it should be the size of a Heron. Guess that swallowing them whole means it doesn't absorb all of the nutrients!


  • Super set of Photos John. You picked a good day to visit.

  • In reply to jenksnpt:

    You've had some great views and got excellent photos. Congratulations John.

  • In reply to Colin L:

    Great pictures John. Depending on weather I may pop in there myself on Friday as I have an appointment at nearby Velindre Hospital.

  • In reply to David Brooks:

    Thanks everyone, glad you liked them. David hope it's nothing serious. If you do decide to go down the hide with the clearest views of the Kingfisher is best reached by driving past ASDA and down to the bottom of Longwood Avenue industrial estate, join the Taff Trail and the hide entrance is on the left if you keep the river on your right. It will only take you a couple of minutes to walk there.To be honest I've never approached it from the Velindre side so I can't tell you how far it is from there.

  • In reply to john_l_uk:

    Should be nothing serious, a check up after having a course of radiotherapy about 18 months ago. When we have been before we park at the buildings just before the allotments and walk to the kingfisher hide from there.

  • In reply to David Brooks:

    Sorry David, Granny, suck eggs situation. I should have asked if you'd already visited!

  • In reply to john_l_uk:

    Wow, brilliant photos John. I see plenty of Kingfishers but I've never been able to get a close shot like yours! I will try to visit Forest Farm when I'm in Wales next as I've never been, although I have heard of it

    Jayne

    See my Flickr photos here.

  • In reply to welsh lass:

    Thanks very much Jayne. I don't think you'd be disappointed. The main difference between Forest Farm and Uskmouth is that F.F. is fantastically considerate to photographers. The hides are much closer to the ponds and the wardens have stuck perches only a short distance from the hides. If the bird is cooperative then you'll certainly get some decent shots! Down by the canal passers by leave seeds on the fence posts and they are constantly visited by Finches and Nuthatches. I've been told that if you follow the Taff trail you'll also see dippers by the weirs as well as salmon leaping at the right time of the year.

  • In reply to john_l_uk:

    Fabulous captures jluk, a real treat for us who don't see them .... ever!!  Sounds like a great place to visit, shame I'm so far away!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Thanks for the extra info John, sounds fantastic  - can't wait to visit now!

    Jayne

    See my Flickr photos here.