Up at first light

I was up before dawn today and set up my hide just as the sun was starting to rise.

Just after dawn a  juvenile male Kingfisher made an appearance at the perch.
He stayed for a while and then dived and caught a fish which he proudly stunned by bashing it on the perch numerous times.

He returned a few times throughout the morning as the light got better and then got skittish when hearing people with dogs.

I am pleased to get some more photographs. The light today was difficult to work with.

 As we move through Autumn the light available at different times of day is changing and makes a huge difference on the colours of the bird and in backgrounds. The yellowy/gold background was created by the first light of the sun illuminating Willow Trees along the river bank.


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