Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cresswell, Ice Cream and the Kestrel

A trip to the Cresswell area on Sunday enabled some decent views of a Ruff, a couple of Curlew Sandpipers and a Greenshank.  Also knocking around were a few Dunlin and Redshank.   It was a great 45mins spent with good company but then the call of Creswell Ices forced me to return (2nd visit of the day).  Collected Ice Cream and moved about a mile further South, parked up and ate said Ice Cream.  Whilst eating it a Kestrel came and hovered/held itself steady in the strong Easterly winds  outside the car just level with the top of the Dunes for at least 5 minutes.  After finishing the Ice Cream and extremely delicious it was I picked up the camera and managed to take a few pics of the Kestrel.

It eventually dropped down onto the ground and sat there looking at me whilst I snapped some pics that would have looked more at home in a "Thats a Pretty Bird" pose.  It just looked so cute sitting there and not the lethal killing machine it is.

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