Decided to give the Kingfisher shot another go today. The weather looked fine and I had nothing else planned (apart from the ironing).
I headed off to my local spot and straight away saw a Kingfisher sitting on a branch. I was sure that it was just teasing me and would fly off as soon as I got near, but no! Obviously Saint Canon EOS, patron saint of photographers smiled on me and allowed me to get a couple of shots of it rather than the usual shot of a birds bum as it disappeared into the distance.