A very shy species.
I managed to get fairly close [say, 10metres] to this little gem by deploying my mobile hide...aka car...and by fitting the 100-400mm lens.
Such a satisfying outcome after many sightings but no pictures.
Moments after this picture, the kingfisher swooped down and plucked a small silver fish out of the water then landed behind the car and proceeded to swallow its catch...I missed that shot, and realised the limitations of the car as a hide.
Uncommon Common ...
...but, someone ...