Interesting why do you think they go there for winter and what kept them elsewhere in the summer?
Is your Kingfisher ever diving in the sea? I once saw one doing this at the mouth of a river in Goa, India. Amazing stuff.
Thanks everyone for chiming in. Always nice to connect with fellow enthusiasts who apprecite the joys of nature.
I take the points about predators and obstructions.
Exactly as I was thinking. I suspect the hunter or a pair of them has/have moved along now that there's no longer...
I've visited the same nature reserve about six times this year and on the first four visits (spring and early summer) I spotted a kingfisher diving from the very same branch. I only needed to wait at most 20 mins for him to show up. Am aware they do this and will stick to the same hunting spot...