Meelis Kivirand - building a nest


I was lucky to follow how Kingfishers built a nest to the sandstone. They broke strong outcrop with their small beaks centimeter by centimeter. It took a whole day to build a slot, which is seen in the photo.

Location: Estonia

Tags: alcedo, atthis, Common, Kingfisher, meelis kivirand

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  1. Jost Stergarsek said:

    08/05/2013 10:08

    amazing image of kingfishers behaviour! like it very much

  2. Kjetil S said:

    11/05/2013 21:01

    This is an awesome bird in the first place - capturing the behavior is even more fascinating - well done indeed!