THIS wonderful sequence of photographs captures the very essence of spring as an amorous male kingfisher woos his would-be mate - with a fresh fish supper!

Taken by Advertiser and Shuttle Camera Club member John Millard, the images follow the couple through their courtship routine - with the male proving his worthiness as a partner by catching lunch for the demanding female before eventually successfully mating with her.

The sequence was shot by John at Lackford Lakes nature reserve in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk yesterday (Thursday).

His stunning images are the latest in hundreds of wonderful wildlife pictures shot and submitted by members of the club - among many other subjects.

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