It’s high time mirrorless cameras had built-in memory as standard – and after another photography disaster, this is personal

I was gazing out of our south-facing kitchen window the other day. We’ve got a bird feeder in view, hung in an adjacent fig tree that basks in the sun, and a bird I rarely see was perched on one of the branches, eyeing up the feeder.

Naturally I sprinted to get my mirrorless camera and grab a few snaps. I didn’t have time to fiddle with camera settings in case I missed the feathered visitor, and for the following minute or two the bird obliged me for this impromptu photoshoot, dancing from branch to branch around the feeder.