Today is the winter solstice here - the north pole was tilted directly away from the sun at 5:30 UTC today. This means the light level is low and the sun's angle is low, so photography has extra challenges. As we drove along a lane near Old Ellerby a sparrow hawk flashed along the hedge and whizzed across the road. I expected it to disappear, but it landed on a fence and stayed long enough to stop and snap a quick photo. The low light didn't help, but it is recognisable.