While we were waiting this Black-tailed Skimmer provided the opportunity to take some photos.
I didn't have too long to wait before the Kingfisher returned. The light was good and the bird stayed a while.
He, and judging by the all dark bill it was a male, turned round to check the other direction, but still sat there with out fishing.
He eventually did have a try for a fish but didn't succeed in catching anything and returned to the same post.
Although there always good to see It was really the Kingfisher I was after, not the Tern.
When it dived it went out of view, but when it came back a slightly closer perch it was still fishless.
It didn't stay here long before disappearing over the reeds, probably to try his luck somewhere else.
There was a good supporting cast, this handsome Great-crested Grebe, spent much of the time fishing, and although I didn't see a nest I suspect there was one near by.
In the reeds in front of the hide this Sedge warbler was backwards and forwards, collecting food for its brood.
I doubt if this coot was building a new nest, they like to continuously add bits to the structure every day.Just as I was leaving a Grey Heron flew in, much to the disgust of most of the other birds. They're never pleased by the arrival of this bully boy.