Given the weather there were not many visitors at Reifel this afternoon. It started off with light showers now and again, but progressed to steady rain. This also put a bit of a damper on bird activity. There were some Stilt Sandpiper and a Red-necked Phalarope in the west field.
There were also a couple of Belted Kingfisher active in the sanctuary today. With not much else going on I started watching them to determine which snags they seemed to favour. Once deciding on one along the centre dyke, I found a spot on the opposite side of the slough with some trees for cover. Then it was just a matter of waiting and hoping for the best.
My patience was rewarded when one of the Belted Kingfisher flew in landing on the branch I had set up on. A little bright spot on this rainy day.