I know its a bit presbyterian but I like to work hard at getting pictures. I assume that I will have hardship - long waits in cold or rather hot conditions with much frustration along the way. That's usually the case but not always.
Occasionally a subject doesn't follow the script. This kingfisher has been much admired by regular walkers, families with children and the like. For some, it is probably the first kingfisher they have ever seen and for others the previous sighting would have been the famous blue streak.
I am wary of situations with other keen photographers but I need not have worried. Not too many turned up and everyone left satisfied with their views of this male who performed for everyone, regularly catching sticklebacks in front of our eyes in a decidedly urban setting.