Incoming!

We’ve diverted from our route slightly to visit Roque Bentayga on Gran Canaria. Looking down into the ravine, it’s great to see the road on which we’ve travelled.

Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Looking up, the top is shrouded in cloud.

Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I spot a male Canary Islands Kestrel flying fast towards us and lift my camera, get it in focus and take this:

Canary Islands Kestrel - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I was so close to missing it in flight. A fraction of a second later and it’s landed:

Canary Islands Kestrel - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

What a fabulous bird.

Canary Islands Kestrel - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And what a thrill to capture it landing.

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