Today the weather forecast was uniformly dull and grey, but I decided I needed some fresh air in my lungs so I headed down to St Aldhelm's Head (near Swanage in Dorset). The plan was to see if I could find any early guillemots or terns. Sadly there were none - although I saw plenty of gulls, fulmars and rock pippits. The highlight of the day, however, was this peregrine falcon.
I spotted it initially because it was being mobbed by a number of jackdaws. After that it made several passes along the cliff at a distance and then one very near flyby during which I managed this shot. Not the greatest peregrine photograph. Sadly its flying out of the sun so its head is in shadow - but it is the first time I've managed to get a camera on a wild peregrine so I'm reasonably pleased with it.