PHOTOGRAPHERS have been out in force in Prestatyn and Rhuddlan after several kingfisher bird sightings.

Residents reported seeing two kingfishers by Prestatyn duck pond, near the former Pontins site, with ornithological paparazzi making the most of the sightings.

Kingfishers were also perched to the side of the road near the Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, with someone reporting that rare bohemian waxwings were wintering in the area and the cause of the kingfisher appearances.

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Kingfishers are unmistakably bright blue and orange birds of slow-moving or still water.

Due to their unfavourable conservation status in Europe, they are amber listed, and are offered special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

They are known to frequently inhabit areas of north Anglesey throughout the year.