Our lunch was waiting for us in the visitor centre. Pasties, cheese and biscuits followed by scones loaded with clotted cream and jam.
For the first part of the afternoon we were split up into two groups of three. We crossed the road and this time turned left into a an avenue of smaller pens. The pole cat’s pen front was lowered to give us an unobstructed view. For the first five minutes I was unable to get any shots as I had my lens set up to track from 3 m to infinity and the pole cat was nearer than 3 m! I had to set a very high ISO as the day had now darkened. Plus an equally high speed to stand any chance of getting a shot in focus as the pole cat darted around.
Trying to get a shot of the whole mammal was a challenge.
Equally we had to be on the alert and blow at it if it came to close to the edge of the cage.
Later I stood back to watch.
This meant that I we by where the wild cats were and they were interested in all the activity.
There was another pen that we had to pass and this had a single fox in it, Lula, a vixen. Along with my colleagues we all stood and watched her running around.
Once back across the road we walked down past the visitor centre to the poly tunnel. The timing was perfect as it was now spotting with rain.