Kestrel on Rainham Marshes

I had a great morning out at the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes. This is the first time I have visited there and was really impressed. The weather was lousy for photography with it being misty and grey, but I did get some photos. I watched a Kestrel hunting and watched for his favourite spots. One spot was right by a footpath, so I walked to near that spot and waited and was rewarded with a great display of him flying and hunting quite close to me. Not the best photos, but I am quite pleased with them considering the circumstances.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 5 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s