Got with in 3 feet of a redwing this morning walking the dog. It did not seem bothered. Strange behaviour.
Had a Merlin fly through the garden this morning - too quick for me to grab my camera, but nice to see. A couple of weeks ago we had two juv Peregrines play fighting above us for about 10 minutes - lost sight of one of them, but one went on to make a dive... by then it was too far away to see if this was practice or for real, but even from about half a mile it looked spectacularly quick.