We were just having a bite to eat, when we caught site of a Kestrel hovering over the field, (I’ve long since given up on getting decent photos of such things, but never mind.)
The ground falls away from the house so you can be at ‘eye level’ with a hovering kestrel, (and they are mesmerising to watch) it held it position in the strong, buffeting wind, with no more than a twitch of it wings, before dropping like a stone
A second later, it flew off with a generous meal,
We think its catch was a mole, we certainly have plenty about,
they are digging up the lawn
as well as the field: I’ve posted about moles and mole catching before..