Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Afternoon Tea In The Garden Kestrel Style

On Sunday afternoon Gail shouted me to come into the conservatory quickly as there was a bird of prey on the lawn! I looked through the glass door of the conservatory and sure enough there was a young male Kestrel enjoying a spot of rodent afternoon tea! He was enthusiastically consuming a mouse with some vigour. Part way through his afternoon tea he decided to take it on to the shed roof, rather than the lawn, and the series of photographs below show him enjoying his snack. Apologies for the quality of the pictures as they were taken through glass, and don't look at some of the pictures if you are eating! After he had finished he remained perched on the shed roof for a good ten minutes in the sun and you can see how bulging his crop looks; full of mouse!

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