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Angler films kingfisher diving into lake to scoop up a fish before perching on his rod to eat it 

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Catching the moment: Astonished angler films kingfisher diving into lake to scoop up a fish before perching on his rod to eat it

  • Steve Williams, 49, went on a chilly pike-fishing expedition on Sunday morning
  • Spotted a Kingfisher along the bank and hid in the hope of recording its flight
  • Caught moment the bird dives into the water and pulls out a small fish to eat
  • The incredible encounter took place beside a lake near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

This is the amazing moment a cheeky kingfisher plunges into an icy lake to catch a fish – and then uses an angler’s rod as a perch to devour his meal.

The stunning footage was caught by Steve Williams, 49, who was camouflaged in snow during a chilly, early morning pike-fishing expedition on Sunday.

The angler had set up beside a lake near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, when he noticed the bird flitting along the bank nearby.

He placed his iphone next to him in the hope of capturing the bird in flight. 

Stunning footage caught by Steve Williams, 49 on a chilly, early morning pike-fishing expedition on Sunday shows a Kingfisher dive in a lake and pull out a tiny fish

Stunning footage caught by Steve Williams, 49 on a chilly, early morning pike-fishing expedition on Sunday shows a Kingfisher dive in a lake and pull out a tiny fish

Two hours later he was stunned to see the little bird dive off a high tree branch above him, plunge into the lake and emerge with small fish in its beak.

And to his delight the bird then flitted over and sat on one of the rods he had set up to dangle over the lake and used it as a perch to eat its meal.

Steve, from Bridgnorth, said: ‘I saw it flitting towards me along the bank so set up my iphone to record him.

The Kingfisher dives

It flies to safety after catching its prey

He was stunned to see the little bird dive off a high tree branch above him, plunge into the lake and emerge with small fish in its beak.

To his delight the bird then flitted over and sat on one of the rods he had set up to dangle over the lake and used it as a perch to eat its meal

To his delight the bird then flitted over and sat on one of the rods he had set up to dangle over the lake and used it as a perch to eat its meal

‘I had dozens of missed chances but then it began to snow and that helped camouflage me.

‘Suddenly it flew over and sat in branch above me before swooping down in front of me to catch a small fish in the lake.

‘The icing on the cake for me was when it emerged and then flew up and sat on my rod.

‘It was only about five feet away from me.’

'The icing on the cake for me was when it emerged and then flew up and sat on my rod. It was only about five feet away from me,' he said

‘The icing on the cake for me was when it emerged and then flew up and sat on my rod. It was only about five feet away from me,’ he said

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