First of all i will make a note on the photograhs, i am sorry if they appear dire, they looked a lot better exposure wise on my camera screen, they look very over exposed on my laptop, so if you need to please alter the images if needed, though these are crops.
Now onto the bird, as it came into view it was with a common buzzard, both of which were taking a dislike to the other, this one stayed as the other flew.
I couldnt see a black tail band on this bird, there is, what to me appears to be shadowing on some images making appear to have one though.
I cant decide if the bird has 4 "fingers" or 5, i know it is missing some feathering on its wing, if that was there do you think it would make a 5th finger?
Also the bird was hovering very frequently, but the hovering action echoed a kestrels hovering, totally unlike anysort of hovering as i have seen a common buzzard. I am very interested in what you all think, now for the images