The garden is a dangerous place to be today. A male Sparrowhawk is making frequent visits, a Kestrel is knocking about, a Buzzard is a bit farther away (too distant for a decent photo) but best of all a Peregrine has taken up residence for the last few days. A cooperative bird, it flew over calling while I was telling my neighbour to look out for it. Better still, it was carrying its lunch.
A day of strong, bitterly cold north-easterlies was challenging, but didn’t stop us having a good time at Dungeness. Highlights were Glaucous, Caspian and Iceland Gulls, and our first male Smew for a few years.