The other morning when I was out and about the conditions were very blustery. I noticed the raptors were spending time on the ground. They were tucking themselves up against bushes or positioning themselves in the lee of mounds facing the sun. They were more approachable, and as a result I managed to get a few close up images.
Female Pallid Harrier.
Female Montagu's Harrier sitting very low to the ground.
Common Kestrel. I like how this front on shot turned out, a pose I struggle to capture well.
Then the exception to prove the rule. A Female Pallid Harrier quartering for prey.