January 06, 2016

Alcedo atthis

No: Isfugl, Eng: Common kingfisher, It: Martin pescatore

Dear All,  Happy New year!

The bird of January is well known in England and Italy, but rare in Norway. This male has been visiting a salmon river at Osterøy near Bergen the last two winters. It seems to live well! The salmon in the last photo was too large to be swallowed, so it threw it away and went to get a smaller lunchpack. It is amazing how the color changes from green to blue depending on the light.

Thanks to Paola Zanna and Harald Totland for joining excursions to Osterøy twice.


Osterøy, Hordaland, January 2015