I had been experimenting with different camera settings on this outing. Had been shooting some small gators, with the camera on P, which I almost never do. And when the kingfisher showed up, there just wasn't time to think/act. So another awareness, and follow the Boy Scout motto. Be Prepared.
I want to go to my grave, tires bald, fenders knocked off, out of gas, and yelling, WOW what a ride.