It pays to wake up early. Got some great wildlife shots today between 6-7am. I'll post a couple more of them over the next few days.
This beauty was patiently waiting for fish on the towpath side of the canal. I was lucky to get a few shots before s/he flew off to take up a place on the pathless side, the usual waiting area when people are around. But before that, she seemed to have caught sight of prey as the photo below shows. Or perhaps this is just her usual take-off posture..?