....well that's my excuse for these images, sadly it's not really an excuse to be fair.
It was a bit far away to start with and I opted for the approach of hidng myself behind a silver birch tree, not good fieldcraft when you consider birch tree=slim trunk + Doug=wide trunk but it was busy anting away and each hop as it moved it closer, I had time constraints mind you, I was in a carpark at the start of my walk, anytime now a car could turn up spooking the bird, there wasn't any cars in the carpark so knew no-one was set to return. A car with some golden oldies turned in, saw me crouched down, stared at me for a few seconds, reversed and drove off....nice one!
By the time the woodie was in range the shot was ruined by human actions....
Friggin' litter louts with a taste for cheap european lager, sadly despite all my willing the bird didn't move either to the left or right but flew off as a car pulled in, a little gutted.