Finally on the roof and out into the big wide world and going it alone (well, not quite as parents are still being very supportive ) All four fledglings are now squeaking away for food up in the willow tree in our garden and being well supported by their parents. Am hoping they might come down to within reasonable range to display their hunting skills before setting off for the great migration*. This image was taken from 45.7m away using the 500m + 1.4x TC + 25mm ext tube.
*The Spotted Flycatcher is a long-distance migrant with birds travelling to sub-Saharan Africa, south of the equator during October-November. Most of this migration takes place during the night.
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