This is such a tiny bird of prey, and when they sit still in the rain like this, they’re easily missed, as no prey is making any warning calls.

The rain has dampened a lot of activities, and this couple was observing and preening feathers with no intention of taking flight and not bothered by my presence either, despite standing out in the open.

It sounds like this:


  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s