I have a couple of questions about Kingfisher nests
Please can you let me know if Kingfishers use the same nests every year, and also, the dimensions of their nests? Georgina Spratt
QKingfisher nests take the form of burrows, usually in riverbanks, preferring sandy soil. The nests are around 6cm in diameter, and extend to between 60cm and 90cm into the bank, with a slight slope, and a depression at the end to stop the eggs rolling out. Although Kingfishers will often stake out the same territories year in year out, they tend not to reuse their old nests. In fact, once paired, a female Kingfisher will not mate at all until the male has excavated a suitable nest.