The Kingfisher Chicks Have Hatched!
(1st May 2012)
The kingfishers at RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve, near Hoddesdon are welcoming the newest members to their family – their eggs have hatched!
On the morning of Saturday 28 April, visitors were delighted to see the adults taking fish into the nesting bank – indicating that the young have hatched and are hungry! This is a great time to see kingfishers, as the adult birds can be very active trying to feed their ravenous young on small fish and large aquatic insects. We’ll get amazing views while they are feeding the young, which they will do for about 25 days – so visit soon!
“It’s great news,” says RSPB Information Officer Louise Moss, “kingfishers are such beautiful birds, it’s the perfect opportunity for people to be able to see them for themselves!”
The reserve is going to hold a VIP Kingfisher Experience event next weekend, on Sunday 6 May, for ten lucky people who will have the whole reserve to themselves from 7-10 am! To be one of the lucky ones, please contact the reserve for more details!
The reserve is open all year round, from 10 am until 5 pm (or dusk if earlier), and it’s free to visit!
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