The new bins were put to good use - excellent views as the bird foraged on the track and a couple of good flight views when it moved on (dog walkers). All was good with one glaring exception - I have got so used to the old DSLR having batteries that last for weeks on end that I neglected to check/charge the new Lumix battery. What an arse! Of course this was not evident until I tried to get some shots - the battery indicator was already flashing red. I decided to switch to video and at least get something - 2 seconds in and the camera unilaterally stopped recording, saved the file and died. A lesson learned!
At least I got something - a pants