A short break based in Swanage and some excellent weather provided some good opportunities for trying out the P4. Here are some of the results.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)
Guillemots (Uria aalge)
Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Coolpix P4 handheld to 20x eyepiece of Leica APO77
These beetles still need identifying when I can get around to it. Many thanks for the help below. Oil beetles have a facinating life history. Click here for more info.
Darkling Beetle (Timarcha sp. (Chrysomelidae) - with thanks to Gyp')?
Oil Beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus)