Today I decide to have a look for the Kingfishers again. On all of my former visits this year I have seen the birds but not managed any shots, today was not too much different although I had a 3 sec visit from a male which was barely enough time to focus but I did manage to get a few shots, maybe not the best but I always seem to have trouble with this male bird and he seems very edgy and will disappear if there is even the slightest bit of movement with my lens.
Interestingly this particular bird seems to prefer fishing from very low perches and spent about 15 minutes to my side (I couldn't move the camera for fear of spooking him) fishing in a pool about three inches deep and from a perch just a foot above the water. Previous to this it had been fishing from the ground where it would fly upwards before diving.
Might have another look tomorrow but this particular spot is not being very productive this year.
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