For the past three days, I have seen Kingfishers within 50 yards of my home. Horton Burn regularly turns them up, anywhere along the mile west of the old fire station.
On Xmas Eve, one up and down along the length parallel with Hauxley Drive.
Yesterday, alerted by my son, not one but two, causing a right commotion in the trees to the west of the footbridge on the burn's south bank, again parallel with Hauxley.
Today, a singleton in the same tree at 9 am (dog walk one) and again in that tree and also the one to the east on the north bank, at dinner time (dog walk two).
And whilst dealing with yet another, 'What you lookin' at, Mister?' the blighter using my scope actually saw it fishing!
Digiscoped at 50 yards: