The kingfisher is always a rare treat to see, and I was lucky enough to get a sighting at lunchtime today. I was photographing some distant little grebes when a flash of colour on the far bank caught my eye. It was unmistakeable. No other bird is quite so brightly coloured, and sure enough a kingfisher had landed on a branch overhanging the water. And as a bonus it had caught a fish.
These shots are fairly hefty crops, but you should be able to make out the kingfisher, if not its lunch.
Standing out at the other end of the size and colour scale (i.e. large and white) is the little egret.