Now you know why I have been yearning for a zoom lens. Get a load of this chap! By my reckoning this is an osprey Pandion haliaetus, spotted in a dead tree on the banks of the Loire. I couldn’t stop the car anywhere near so I parked half a mile away and walked back sneakily on the other side of the levee from it so it couldn’t see me coming.
I’ve seen this guy at least three times in the same place so hopefully it’s decided to move in definitively.