Pied kingfisher is one of my favourite birds, so striking to look at. I went back to the reservoir yesterday, briefly, as I thought the common kingfisher would be about and I really wanted to try to get a few shots of it. Alas no, but no complaints as this fellow makes an excellent alternative. The pics are poor but they highlight some of my issues. You see the leaves in front of the bird, huh?! Well they are in focus but not the bird! Add in vibration from the wind ....... I am not making excuses! But one day I hope to bring you a striking capture of this bird, in focus with "wow" factor!