Kingfisher taking off

Kingfisher taking off

Observation - Kingfisher taking off - UK and Ireland. Description: This bird was supposed to pose for me on a nearby branch. I lined up the camera, thinking, These are going to be super shots! What did it do? Took off as I pressed the button. Instead of a whole string of closeups, I got this one as it flew, and one

This bird was supposed to pose for me on a nearby branch. I lined up the camera, thinking, "These are going to be super shots!" What did it do? Took off as I pressed the button. Instead of a whole string of closeups, I got this one as it flew, and one which shows part of the tail and one foot, which I'm too embarrassed to show you.
Still, it's got a bit of action to it, I suppose.