I only saw myself a kingfisher today in the river behind my house!!!! It was such a brilliant blue and I have never seen one in the wild before, I was sooo excited, I hid in the bushes david Bellamy style and watched it dive bombing the river for fishies! After a little while it got one and flew away! I will have to take the camera out tomorrow and see if I can kodak moment it!!
They are amazing birds I've seen a couple now, last summer when we went bird watching we got REALLY lucky and had a great view of a youngster being fed by an adult. Couldn't believe our luck they were there for a bout 15 minutes, all you usually get is a blue blurr. The blue flash on the back is incredibly bright isn't it. You'll have to be quick draw Mc Graw to get a photo though, especially as most digital cameras have a delay between pressing the button and the camera taking the shot.
I have to say I would have been surprised if you could have got one, unless it was sleeping. My husband tried to take a photo of a goldfinch who was sitting on a teasle eating and so fairly still and none of the pictures he got were clear.
We have tried digiscoping which is when you get a view of a bird with a telescope then take a photo through the scope, unless it sleeping or you have one of those cameras that you can take shots one after the other you're very lucky to make a good picture. I'll post my attempt with a avocet as this was my first attempt.