The bird was seen late afternoon alongside the main road to Inverness. Initially, I thought it was a very large barn owl I was looking at, but quickly realised it was a large hawk or pale buzzard. The colouring was very similar to that on a barn owl, but reversed (ie pale on the upper surfaces and gold/orange on underside.
I looked for 'jesses', thinking it might be an escapee, but didn't see any. Any ideas, please?
Nikon D80 with 70-200mm F2.8 AF-S VR and 1.7 converter.