I think the Common kingfisher is just about my favourite bird with its iridescent colours and jaunty behaviour. I have been lucky enough to find a location in southwest Scotland, Scottish Photography Hides run by Alan McFadyen. This is one of the premier places in the country to photograph these splendid little birds at very close range. It’s a great place to visit and get a superb portfolio of images.
Alan has a superb setup that works really well. He has a great insight to what’s wanted by photographers being a photographer himself, giving great opportunities to make the very best images.
Workshops available see details here http://www.wildlife-photography.uk.com/blog/?page_id=9543
See more images on my kingfisher portfolio page http://www.wildlife-photography.uk.com/portfolio/?collection=Kingfishers&pt=7