I am still waiting for the return of the 500mm lens and combined with the continued inclement weather (currently lightning and steady downpour as I type this!!), I have not been out that much. I am really noticing the difference in reach and bird size in the frame between 400mm and 500mm. Anyway A couple of shots from the last couple of days with the 100-400mm lens.
Male sparrow taking his parental responsibilities seriously in the back garden.
and a couple of shots of local male stonechat. The first shot was on a very windy day and this fence post offered the only chance of a static perch to get a shot.
Another shot from about an hour ago on a more typical perch and just before the thunder storm let loose.