Kingfisher Diary Ep 12 - Mink predates nest
A few things to say about this.
Both adults are OK. The female, who was incubating at the time exited before the Mink got into the nest, and half an hour after this event, the male was removing egg shells from the nest burrow.
I very nearly left my hide to try and scare the mink off while this was unfolding, however, I'm certain the Mink would have returned after I left and so I decided to document what happened without interfering.
I will now be discussing mink trapping with the land owner
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