So there I sat last week waiting for the tits an finches, the robins and peckers. I could still be sat there now, they are not coming down, they are just too warm and comfy. But yesterday I did notice something, some critters are planning ahead, and that meant I had to get down and dirty.
So I returned today, still no birds and the martens had eaten all the fat and nuts, I still can't get me a shot of one. So I decided today to go small, maybe even smaller than the tits. Using a pair of speedlites and my trusty 7D, which can not only trigger the speedlites remotely it can also set the exposure of them, I got down to it. It took a few attempts, there is always a blade of grass or twig or fungus in the shot. The critters always hide behind said obstruction, regardless where it is. But I waited and I got wet in the rain soaked moss. But they came, I am sure there was more than one simply working on their personalities, and I feel better for having taken a picture on home soil, at last.
I presume they are field voles, the forest is full of them around here. Now I am a bit stuck, I cannot get closer with the 500 f4 and TC but I love the IQ it gives me. The 100-400 might work, maybe something to try over the next few days.