I promised after much alcohol to stay away from the keyboard tonight, but I never do what I'm supposed too and neither do birds it seems.
On Saturday I was really gutted to know I couldn't make it up to Harrington airfield for the shriek, I was chasing a Common Gull through the viewfinder, thinking, "what am I doing". I was going to go home when I thought I would stop off at a Kestrel spot. It's not always there, sometimes involves a lot of sitting around in the car for the bird to turn up. Which isn't a problem, except for the odd looks from passing vehicles.
Know I have a lot of "theories" with certain species, not always foolproof and probably more coincidental rather then factual, my theory for this one Kestrel goes "If it's windy it'll use one of the fence posts to hunt from rather then hovering". I've posted this bird from this location before on this blog and twice it's been windy....more testing of my theory needed....I think?
I really like falcons, you might have noticed on "websites worth a look" list on the left handside of my blog about Amur Falcons in India and a petition to sign to stop their persecution, well I'll end this blog with some good news, please have a look at this link and tell me it doesn't give you hope, AMUR FALCON it should open up on the page in a new window any problems with the link let me know please, it's a good news story worth reading and let's hope it carries on.