Angler watches as Kingfisher catches fish then uses rod as perch to eat it

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This amazing slow motion video shows the 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.

Steve 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.

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.

"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. "