We've had a kestrel sitting on our garden fence lately, every time I go to get some sort of camera it disappears
A beautiful male sparrowhawk swooped past me today and landed on the roof of the house at the bottom of our garden. He stood there for about 5 minutes, bold as brass.
Unfortunately, my camera is about 10 years old and utter bobbins.
Still, it was a pleasure to watch. This is the best I could do with my hopeless camera, despite only being about 30 metres away:
I can usually tell when it's near because all other noise outside from the little birds stops. Even shuts the magpies up
I should really keep the camera ready on my desk rather than putting it securely away in its padded bag...