Peter, this frame is a fraction dark and yes wildlife is a difficulty but the competion is fierce. A fraction of minor fill would have scared him off,
perhaps it will be needed next frame. Set up so all is as good as can be gotten and hit that shutter with the concept that by using fill flash you may have only one frame in the day until the bird accepts flash. A metz at 40 fet with a 300mm may do it.
Again to all reading this great year ahead, lets make it better than great.
Like Al, I too think that the 1st posting was of more successful photograph. Subject matter, setting, lighting - all the same, only the angle is somewhat different - is it really worth reposting what`s essentially the same? Well, that`s just my two cents, you`re the boss, of course ) Happy new year!