Took the kayak out and paddled down to Welford on Avon today. Glorious sunshine and the tall reedbeds and overhanging willows encouraged Amazonian dreams. We spotted three kingfishers – darting, diving, perching and proudly showing off their irridescent plumage. At least three pairs are currently resident between Stratford and Welford. Only two boats today though, but at least one of them let us share a lock!