After a very long hiatus away from bird photography, the acquisition of the excellent Fuji XF 55-200mm telephoto zoom for my Fuji X-E2 spurred me into having another try. After a brief trip to the supermarket we called in at Old Moor for a wander around, and spent an hour or so walking around the reserve. It was quite cold, but it was good to get some fresh air and exercise.
I have been trying for quite some time, unsuccessfully, to get a decent photo of a long-tailed tit, and getting ribbed by other birding/photography friends for this lack of success. So knowing that the feeding garden at Old Moor attracts these lovely birds, we spent some time in there waiting. There were opportunities to get other birds, such as the blue tits and goldfinches, while waiting, but eventually one arrived at one of the feeders. Still not the perfect photo, but a photo nonetheless. Further round the reserve a very friendly robin perched nicely for me. I was also taken by the reeds and grasses and tried a few abstract shots of those.