Well sadly "Flash", the male that has held this territory of the last 4 years, is no longer with us.
Being around 6 years old, I imaging he didn't make it through the winter.
But let's not forget the numerous youngsters that he's raised.
However, there is a new guy on the river (see photo) and last week he's found a partner.
I saw them mating a couple of times, so with a little luck we may have the pitter patter of little Kingfishers in early July.