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.
Looking up, the top is shrouded in cloud.
I spot a male Canary Islands Kestrel flying fast towards us and lift my camera, get it in focus and take this:
I was so close to missing it in flight. A fraction of a second later and it’s landed:
What a fabulous bird.
And what a thrill to capture it landing.
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