|This female Hen Harrier has been around Portland Bill for over a week
|I bumped into it on several occasions on recent visits
|It was often mobbed by corvids - though gave as good as it got on this occasion
|Against the sea off the Bill
|Banking in response to another corvid attack
|Rare to see this species so well...
|...though difficult to photograph without the clutter of fence lines...
|...or vegetation in shot
|Well that's almost artistic
|This Buzzard was also attracting attention from corvids - here with a Raven
|Male Kestrel hanging in the breeze off the West Cliffs this morning
|This Peregrine cast a bulky shadow
|The classic flying anchor shape
|This juvenile Peregrine has a colour-ring - will be interesting to see where that comes from
|Finally form Portland a very distant record shot of a Merlin
|Sparrowhawk was also on Portland though this one was photographed at Durlston earlier in the week
|And to close the raptor theme, this Marsh Harrier was at Swineham before my visit was so rudely interrupted by news of a Pine Bunting on Portland!