The Kingfisher is one of our prettiest birds, although often all that is seen is a "kingfisher-blue" flash as the elusive small bird dashes out of sight.
It takes small fish and larvae from ponds and streams. The female, above, has an orange lower bill and the male, below, an all black bill.
The Kingfisher turns the hapless fish round to feed to its young head first.
The russet front with white chin and neck flash
After feeding the fish to the young, the parent flies off to fish for another.
Again the fish is turned head first on an adjacent perch before taking it to the nest.
Once delivered to the nestlings, the Kingfisher flies off to fetch another.
Change-over time: male flies out of nest and female (returned to perch) will fly in for her turn of baby-sitting duty.