Another Sparrowhawk in the garden this morning.  This time a male.

Time is running out to see a Wryneck this Autumn, so this morning I left early to try and see the one that's been at the quarry near the observatory on Portland.  At about 08:00, I spotted it and it foraged around for about 15 - 20 mins.  Luckily I was the only one there and it came quite close.  By 10:00, a few others had turned up, but the Wryneck had dropped down to forage under the brambles with no decent views for the rest of the morning.  So I'm quite pleased with some of these shots.

Due to a slight miscalculation, I ended up getting to Portland at 05:40 - an hour before sunrise.  So I took the opportunity to attempt some sunrise photos around the lighthouse.

10 hours after catching the pegeon for breakfast this morning, the Sparrowhawk returned this afternoon to finish it off.  So a few more photos in slightly better light.

A few photos of a Sparrowhawk in the garden this morning.  It was there for probably an hour plucking, eating, perching.  Photos taken from the bedroom window.

Trying out some very close up macro stuff in the garden.  Using a 100mm macro lens with 65mm of extension tubes.  Some nice close ups, but some quality challenges relating to iso - depth of field - lighting trade offs.