This is a recently fledged male bird. The almost entirely black bill designates its gender, the white tip of which, together with colour of breast and feet its age. My Kingfisher shots take a degree of patience that I would previously have derided anglers for. "Why stand around for hours for nothing?" All are taken 'in the wild' rather than in a permanent hide with no guarantee, as far as there can be, of a show. As previously indicated my 'kit' is that of a keen but not profligate amateur. I am too old to be lugging about more than the 25 lbs or so that I already do and I so regret that the digital age came 50+ years after my first sortie with my old Yashica TL Super! I guess this is quite a good representation of a Kingfisher portrait but think I recognise its shortcomings. Only your critique will support my views, friends are too kind! Thank you for previous comments on my efforts.
Tags: Wildlife and nature
Kingfisher and alcedo atthis