Something I have never seen before. I was stood about a 100 metres away from a river (Castor Mill for info of local birding colleagues) that runs across open land. At the time I was observing Mallards (Two males and one female) taking off, circling around and landing again on the river. Unfortunately I was also looking towards the sun at the time. As I was trying to shoot a few flight shots of the Mallards I noticed in the frame a bird silhouette which I recognised. What was unusual though was that the bird was about 50 metres up in the air and appeared stationary and in the hover for about 4 seconds. It was not directly above the water and then moved along a little and repeated the hover. It then disappeared from my view due to the bright sunlight. I review the shots on the camera and confirmed that it was indeed a Kingfisher.
This below is the sequence of images I took. Due to the distance and direction of the sun the images are cropped and lack detail, but you can clearly see that it is a Kingfisher.