I spent a couple of afternoons in spring observing and photographing a pair of Sparrowhawks in southern Scotland. The woods were a riot of colour as the spring flowers were in bloom with the bluebells being spectacularly prevalent. The female hawk was particularly compliant and paused on several rocks and trees as it surveyed the area. I tried to capture some ‘in flight’ shots which needed a high-ish shutter speed which in turn pushed up the ISO to levels where the images were starting to show signs of degradation. Below are a few of the images taken…