I have seen so many king fisher pictures online. And I have studied up on their whereabouts.
But I had never seen one in person. On Dec. 28th we went for a walk in the local nature reserve at the river and there he was. This was a fleeting moment but I did find time enough to watch it and to grab my camera and get 3 good shots... well, of course the last of the images shows it flying off. But we now know where to find it.