A large bird of prey, hovering on a thermal near the coast of North Devon.
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The markings visible under the wing on the first picture are the markings of a common buzzard.
To be pedantic, this bird is soaring, not hovering :)
Sometimes someone has to be pedantic. I've looked it up now, so just to clarify, hovering is flapping wings to stay in the same place (hummingbird) and soaring is keeping wings fixed and using them as an aerofoil (albatross).
Yes, and buzzards do hover sometimes, but they are too bulky to do it properly. They make a right meal out of it, flapping for all they're worth to keep airborne. Only kestrels can hover properly. And kingfishers. Buzzards are the master soarers, which is why they have such broad wings.
This is why I love iSpot so much, I hadn't a clue about the difference before this evening.
Lat/Lng: 51.2, -3.8
OS grid ref: SS8047