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The kingfisher patrols rivers and streams, canals and lakes all over Britain. They build their nests in river banks where it is steep enough to provide safety from rats, stoats and weasels. The female lays six or seven white eggs in the rounded, unlined nest chamber.

When the chicks are fledged, about four weeks after hatching, the parents continue feeding them, giving the young birds the time to become expert at diving and catching fish. Finally, when they are six or seven weeks old the young are chased off by their parents to seek out territories of their own.

ID:  MD028

Size:  4.75" x 4.75"

Medium: Watercolour

Price: Not for sale