I treated myself to a new lens. It's a Canon 400mm f5.6 L. This afternoon the sun made a brief appearance and I finally got a chance to test it. I didn't venture very far - just up the hill in the backyard. The only problem was the birds were keeping their distance but I did manage to snap a few shots. They're not great shots. I'm sure the lens is capable of much better but I find with any new lens it takes a bit of getting used to it's strong points and weak points. The Goshawk was flying through trees as some speed so I'm surprised that I managed to get any shots at all with that one.
Crescent honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera