These two images were taken last Spring from the car window at a distance of about 25 yards. They have been cropped about 25% and sharpened up a bit in Photoshop. Red-footed Falcons migrate through the Med in late April, often in good sized flocks. The saddest news I heard last year was 52 of these stunners were all shot near Akrotiri by some mindless cretins.
EXIF Detail: Program Mode. Ap F/5. ISO 100. Shutter 1/100s. Exposure -1.0EV. Focal 700mm. Camera Nikon D2x, 300mm 1.7x TC.
(Mr Johns is friend of mine who asked about Red-foots - here are two of my best John).