Odds and ends with the new lens.... Can't decide whether to keep it or not: the focus and zoom rings are not very ergonomic - they feel like they're the wrong way round! Also, the absence of OS means you need to use very fast shutter-speeds - a problem on a gloomy day like today! Still, I seem to have got the hang of the basics and will give it a few days in the field before I make a decision.
Why 'Dynamo'? I have never, ever seen a cloud of butterflies (Peacocks) as I encountered along Lackford Run today, apart from on the eponymous magic show last week! Also, lots of Common Lizards basking on the boardwalk and Marsh Harriers everywhere. Other vaguely notables included two Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, two Redshanks and 30+ Chiffchaffs.