The reserve has a good population of Kingfishers, however, photo opportunities are few and far between due to the large expanses of water presented by the reclaimed gravel pits.
Its not unusual to see a flash of blue and orange and their distinctive profile in flight as they flit about with their direct purposeful wing beats, normally fleeting and out of range.
So I tend to concentrate on the two brooks that run along the northern side of the reserve, Harper's and Brancey's. The benefit is that the flights of the birds tend to be contained within the relatively narrow water course.
I was lucky enough to be next to cover when this male alighted on a nearby perch, the light quality was not good against a dark background, nevertheless, a pleasing result.