The Fantails often come quite close to you and that was quite fortunate. It meant I didn't really have to crop the images to get an reasonably sized bird in the shot. Nevertheless, you may notice the shots aren't as sharp as they could be. It would be good to compare how a faster 200mm lens would have performed under the same conditions, but until I get a sponsor that's not going to happen in a hurry! I suspect with an aperture of f2.8 I may have realised a more pleasant bokeh and reduced the noise levels. It would be nice to compare, just to see if the extra money for a fast lens really makes that much difference.
Needless to say, the expected rain arrived and I never managed the shots in the town. Perhaps that will happen on another day. For now though I'll leave you with the couple more shots of the Fantail.