I was able to gently grab it and place it "right way up" in a quiet spot on the edge of the patio.
After about 10 -15 mins I checked on the patient and found that it had flown from the patio to a higher spot on the fence and from there it took off to safety - hopefully. I have been able to ascertain that it is a kingfisher and by looking at it a young one.
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