Decided that I should pay the long staying White-tailed Lapwing at Blacktoft another visit as it was two months since my first encounter so on the 26th I arrived to news that it was absent! Soon located it on Marshland but the weather just got worse and worse, dull, duller and then wet and dull and windy. By lunchtime it moved to Singleton but was no closer and then hid behind an island. I resorted to some food and returned early afternoon as things started to look a bit brighter. It had move to Townend and as I walked in the hide it was quite close to the left in better light. In the next hour it flew further away then had a bath and eventually walked towards the hide and at its closest the sun came out - for once this autumn things came together.
When I bought the Canon R6 I traded in my 2x converter as I had never had any decent results with it with the 5D4 but watching videos of people using converters with mirrorless cameras and often lacking a bit of power with the 1.4x I had bought a new 2x earlier in the week and was keen to try it out with the 400DO2 making an effective 800mm f8 on the R6. Wondering if I had made another expensive mistake I was more than chuffed when I saw the results on this bird. A few of these are with the 1.4x but most with the 2x mark III -- I had considered moving to the Canon 100-500 but with most suppliers saying don't hold your breath on deliveries and having to take a big hit on the cost of my 400 DO2 decided to stick with what I have