European Roller by Tim Smith
It looks like the European Roller that has taken up residence in north-west Suffolk has been putting on a fine show this week, with a series of brilliant images shared in the BirdGuides gallery.
Among them was this outstanding capture from Tim Smith, which has frozen the roller in an eye-catching pose as it makes one of its regular forays into a roadside sheep field near Icklingham from its favoured powerline perches.
It's very difficult to capture every colourful aspect of European Roller's plumage in a single photograph, yet Tim has done a fine job of illustrating just how bright and exotic the species is. With the photo being sharp and set against a diffuse, neutral background, this is a truly excellent shot that Tim should be proud of.
Other notable images
Spotted Flycatcher, undisclosed, Germany (W Schulenburg).