Kingfisher Diary

The diary has been following the fortunes of the Shugborough Kingfisher's since 2011.

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Film Projects

Our films are all available to view online, with a range of wildlife subjects, including Kingfishers!

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Latest Posts

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The making of Dragonfly

  When it came to thinking about a new film project after working with Kingfishers for several years, the idea for making a life-cycle piece about dragonflies was already at the back of my mind. I’d made a couple of 90 second shorts the previous year featuring dragonflies, and my wife and I had enjoyed […]

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Dragonfly wins another award

I’ve had more great news about Dragonfly, my 15 minute film about the life history of these colourful insects. After winning best Documentary at the BIAFF Film Festival, Dragonfly was presented as part of the UK film program at UNICA the European Film Festival for amateur film makers held this year in Slovakia. I’m proud […]

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Feeding young

After the failure of the first nest burrow, the kingfishers wasted no time excavating a new burrow. A month later and for the first time this year I’ve seen fish being taken into the nest, a sure sign that the eggs have hatched and the adults are now feeding young. The new burrow is lower on […]

Day 6 - The chicks are larger but brooding continues

In the burrow after hatching

Observing the inside of a kingfisher nest in real time via the web cam set up by the Nature Channel in Holland offers a unique glimpse into the world of kingfishers. Here is a selection of stills from inside the burrow.