|This photograph was taken at Bowcombe creek, which is
part of the Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary system, on the 2nd January
2010. The kingfisher was making use of sticks placed to mark the deepest
channel at high tide, diving repeatedly to catch its prey before returning
to its perch. We were able to watch it at our leisure but were unfortunately
not able to approach closer to take a decent photograph, at least not
without the danger of disturbing its hunt.