Friday, 15 September 2017

Cough it up

Like birds of prey and corvids, kingfishers regularly regurgitate pellets to get rid of indigestible parts of their food.  As they swallow fish whole I reckon the pellets are probably composed mainly of fish bones and scales.  It is usually pretty obvious when a pellet is about to be produced.

This guy had his back to me so it was difficult to catch the moment.  And the pellet is farther away from the camera and so is out of focus.

Another on on the same day, again with his back to me.

Here it comes.

This time the pellet went to his left.

I hope this hasn't put you off your dinner.

1 comment:

  1. These photos are great! And I have learned something new about kingfishers.