Getting there

Oh, I am so determined to get a decent picture of our kingfisher.
The zoom on our cheapie camera is hopeless, so I’ve asked Hubby if I can have one of a better quality for my birthday/anniversary.

The kingfisher stood erect and proud on next door’s boat, eyeing up the fish in the water below.
Perhaps he comes so close to ours as the fish like our porridge.

I asked Hubby if fish have ears (no jokes about them having fingers please 😀 ), and the answer is Yes! He said they have sensors along their lateral line that react to sound and pressure waves. Apparently they have a good sense of smell too through ‘nares’, which are scent pads located on their faces like nostrils. I suppose it’s a little like sharks and whales then, picking up on vibration in the water, though a shark can smell one drop of blood per million drops of seawater over about a quarter of a mile! (source)

We reckon our water pump (which kicks in when we turn on a tap) is acting like a dinner bell, announcing the disposal of our sink waste and food particles, hence attracting the fish. We have some pretty big dace now, so hopefully Mr K will keep coming and I will get his picture.
Here are my offerings from an hour ago: (you can just make out his orange chest and blue back!!)

Digital Camera

Fuzzy with zoom

Digital Camera

getting there


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Getting there

  1. colinandray says:

    Yup…. you need a different camera!

  2. Barb Knowles says:

    I love the pics because you CAN make them out! And I got a kick out of your caption “getting there.” I enjoy your descriptions. I feel like I’m with you watching the same thing and then we can sit down for a cup of tea or coffee.

  3. I hear you. I was so excited when my kids gave me my first digital camera a couple of years ago, but now I’m thinking I should upgrade to a better one so I, too, can take closer shots of birds and flowers and such.

    PS: I never knew fish had “ears” – I guess we’re never too old to learn something new.

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