Set off today intent on getting some Jay shots at Tehidy. Stopped at Stithians first for an hour all quiet there, just very windy. Got to Tehidy and had some shelter from the wind. The trees are now sprouting lots of green foilage in places and I assume most of the Jays are starting to nest and using their food supplies gathered in winter. So they were pretty scarce, shots I did get were always through trees, so most were not clean/sharp. Be another visit next year during winter though. Thought I would use one of the custom buttons on the rear of the camera to acivate the AF rather than the shutter release button. Theory is this, you focus and went focus is achieved, subject composed only then you press the shutter, useful for moving targets ie birds when the background (hence exposure ) is always changing. Unfortunately I had set this up wrong worked it out when I got home, so I will try this another day.
Squirrel Exif: Canon 1d MK111, 600mm F4, Aperture Priority, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, +/- 0 stop