Well I had a different sort of day. Pulled a sickie but not long after speaking to my boss I felt a bit better, how weird! Then starting tomorrow I have two weeks off..yippee. I took my portable hide and set it up at Doug's Pit. Now I had just "popped" the hide up, pulled my camera out the bag and checked exposure on a spot in where I knew Snipe were lurking. When bold as brass this Sparrowhawk glided inches from me at waist height and landed on this twig, not sure how the twig didn't snap. Below is the full frame.
Below is a cropped version, SIX FOOT AWAY!!! Two frames is all I got, the other is it fleeing. This was as good as it got, I had small disturbance overhead....
First a Spitfire.
Then real brute the Vulcan bomber.
You would be forgiven to think it was noisy, but it's surprisingly quiet.
It was overhead for ages flying over me at the quarry, Pitsford, parts of Kingsthorpe and of course Sywell airport where it pulled this trick, quote nimble for such a big old girl
Not really seen one fly before and definately didn't mind this distraction.
Smokey old thing though reminded me of my dodgy old van.