I found the mere almost completely frozen over, apart from a small area near the car park where every single duck, goose, coot and swan was gathered.
Decided to walk over the corner where I've several times spotted the Kingfisher - all I could see was a squirrel on the bank nearby and a blackbird foraging in the snow. Then, as I took another step forward, a flash of blue flew away into the trees from just 3 metres in front of me!! I'd startled the Kingfisher on its post! Very annoyed at myself. Lesson from this - next time, scour the area from a distance with bins before approaching! Hmph.
Slight recompense - captured a Robin 'dancing' on a post instead:
Plan for tomorrow is to hid out in the corner where the Kingfisher was today, and wait... there is a small patch of unfrozen water there also, and numerous potential fishing posts... so I'm putting 2 and 2 together and hopefully making 4 in thinking that the Kingfisher will be needing to spend a fair bit of time there at the moment...
Watch this space!!