There is a Steppe Buzzard in my neighbourhood, very exciting as this is the first one I have seen this close to home. Of course it perched just far away enough that I need binocs …and a huge lens if I wanted a decent photo! It reminded me of that massive lens we saw in Kruger (now in December). We were on our way out the park and it was raining cats and dogs…kind of reflected how I felt, even though rain is always so welcome that time of year. Sightings were scarce, but suddenly the rain stopped for a while and we saw White-winged Widowbird at every turn.
And then we came upon a car standing parked with absolutely the biggest lens I have ever laid eyes on (nogals with a camouflage pattern) sticking out the window. He had the lens trained on the widowbird, but we, and every car that passed, was far more fascinated by the sight of the gigantic lens! Well now if I had that lens I could have posted a nice close-up pic of my buzzard.