A Kingfisher seen yesterday by Kevin Burns – on Glynde Reach, a couple of hundred yards east of the bridge at Glynde village.
They’re fairly regular along the Reach, but not seen all that often – despite their oranges and blues, they’re easily overlooked as they sit on overhanging branches.
I think the best way to find one is to familiarise yourself with their squeaky, piping call (you can hear it on the RSPB site). It often gives a clue that one is flying along the water, and it’s amazing how many more you see once you’re onto them this way.
Here’s a picture of one taken by Les Bird in Newhaven (originally posted on COBB).