A few minutes later it reappeared and was oblivious to us as it approached to within a few yards. It casually made its' way towards us along the tyre tracks feeding in the late evening low sunlight.
This was one of the closest views at about 10 feet distance. It's surprisingly difficult to find good focus on such a small bird. Not least the panic and tremble of having such a stunning bird so close!
The image below is the same as above but heavily cropped as far as the picture would allow before pixellating.