The Water Pipit in the Bay is getting to be a bit of an obsession. I know it's there, it sits on the wall at the end of the houses, posing until I try to get close, and then it disappears onto the sloping cliff and refuses to reappear.
I did a bit better to day, the light was good and although the bird was still a long way away, the white wing bars and supercilium show up nicely. The grey on the head is developing a blueish tinge but Pam tells me that there's no hint of pink flush on the underparts or breast that are visible (not a colour that seems to register with me). I'm still hoping for a frame filler with the white outer tail feathers showing.
At this time of year the French ( Reg-legged) Partridges seem to spend a lot of time strutting about and don't see worry too much at being photographed from a car.
Badger Update: Tonight the regular visitor came at 8.10 pm and a couple of minutes later was joined by a second and slightly slimmer badger. I think that the face stripes are thinner and this may be a male and female, but I know without examination mistakes are easy.
And this is the resulting picture from the exercise above. The regular visitor is on the right. The other one has a bit of a dirty snout and a lump and scar on it. I think the new badger has rather different ear patterns, neatly trimmed with white rather than tufted.