Well 2012 has had a dreadful start for the Kingfishers down on my local river. Their first nest was lost due to the floods back in April and then they were forced to abandon their second site as the river bank collapsed, again due to the heavy rainfall.
I hadn’t seen the female for several weeks and I thought she may have been lost to the bank collapsing or even lost to a preditor.
But it's not all bad news. Yesterday (5th June 2012) I discovered that they have a new nest site some 150 metres away from the river, in the bank of a dried out pond. This new site cannot flood so fingers crossed that they will successfully raise a brood this time.