Day 3 of our Shetland adventure began with a return to East Burra to meet up with Gary T for The Ceremonial Loaning Of The Spare Lens. Say what you like about the birding community, but there are some generous folk within it and Gary is one of them - not many people would lend a delicate £1500 piece of kit to a relative stranger without some kind of collateral! I handled the new lens with appropriate reverence, and was keen to try it out straight away.
|A classic Shetland species in lovely dappled light|
|Alas the Flycatcher would not look my way when perched on this mossy rock|
|Spot the Barred Warbler in that garden, photographed from a respectful distance!|