YES!!!! Today I finally managed to get a shot of one of the Redesmere Kingfishers as it perched on a branch. I'd been waiting for barely 5 minutes when it showed up! Unfortunately the light was pretty bad and it also chose to position itself with my car in the background - so not a great shot, but happy with it as a first capture:
It appeared another eight or nine times over the next 90 minutes or so, but my camera was struggling to focus in the low light, and I never had more than a couple of seconds in which to shoot, so I didn't manage to get any further shots. Ideally I'd need to be a bit further away, but with only a 300mm lens to play with I'd struggle to get a decent shot. I decided to come back when the light is better, and try a different position - hopefully tomorrow!
For anyone not yet bored of Robin shots, I managed to get a couple of amusing ones whilst waiting for the Kingfisher - this ruffled little one kept on getting closer and trying to distract me:
So another good morning's birding :) Can't quite believe I've managed to capture the Kingfisher already! Need to persevere to get a really good shot, but still - RESULT!! :)