After thumping my lens with a ball pein hammer, I managed to get it working again. Below are the fruits of my labour from Friday 15th Oct.
I only managed one picture on Friday before my lens malfunctioned. There was a fault with the lens mounting ring which I've now managed to fix. Hopefully this will last until I can get a new mount fitted.
Friday was a wheatear and shrike day.
I'm not sure Brendan would agree but I prefer two in a bush. Top is isabelline, bottom northern wheatear.
Steppe Grey shrike