This afternoon we headed over to Pauatahanui to see if the kingfishers were about. I had parked the car off the road in such a way that I could just move the seat back, open the window and use the car as a hide. It worked a treat, within a few minutes a kingfisher flew to the log not far from where I had parked.
I watched and photographed him for about fifteen minutes before he took off to clean up another patch of mud. I think I saw him eat about six crabs in that time. It seemed like he enjoyed playing with his food a bit too, though I am not sure what turning your head upside down does for your digestion.
I managed to capture him in flight, but again these are small crops and quite noisy. I am not sure how to get them any better at the moment. Research is required I think.