After years of not getting a decent view, let alone photograph, of a kingfisher, an unexpected encounter at Caerphilly Castle in south Wales was just the best surprise of the day! It landed on a footbridge only about 6 feet from where I was standing, then flew around close despite there being a number of people present and obvious. I took a minute to change the lens on the camera and managed to get a couple of pics of it in flight. I know they're not great, but they're the best I've ever managed :¬) Read more at