I was lucky to see a kestrel hunting from an electricity pole:
and hovering low (though I didn’t see a successful hunt)
Once again I left Oxfordshire for a while to explore the wildlife of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site at Welney and the RSPB reserve at Snettisham, both in Norfolk. Here are just a few shots:
and a swift – as usual too high for a really clear shot, but identifiable by the wing shape and white chin.
We’re still short of insects, and I haven’t yet seen any scarlet tiger moths at the local hot-spot – I’ll keep looking – but in one respect we have to be amongst the luckiest people on the planet.
Once common city scavengers, extinct in England from the 19th century till their reintroduction about 20 years ago, now back where they belong.