The weather forecast was for some good sunshine today so I made a brief visit to Reedbed hide at Stodmarsh again in the hope the Kingfisher would return and enable me to capture a few shots in the sun. I had not been in the hide long when Steve Ashton arrived and after a few minutes the call of a Kingfisher could be heard nearby. With the sun now shining the Kingfisher appeared and landed on one of the close posts to the hide. With the colours shining beautifully in the sun the camera was soon in some serious action and a number of pleasing shots were obtained. The Kingfisher continued to fish from both post and caught a couple of fish before eventually moving off just as Tim Gutsell got into position with his camera. This has got to be one of the best birding moments anyone can witness, a cracking Kingfisher at close range in the sunlight. Other birds noted this morning were 1 Jay, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egrets with one landing in the pool not far from the hide allowing a few shots before a Grey Heron moved into to flush it off. There were a few Cormorant in the trees, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 drake Mandarin flew east and a few Lapwing moving west.