Kestrels are the most frequently sighted of our local birds of prey, usually seen hovering over roadside verges while they hunt for small mammals. I came across this male while I was waiting in a queue to get into our local recycling centre. The cars weren't moving so while I was waiting I got the camera out and took a few shots. It's one way of passing the time 😉
On the way back home I took a brief detour around Sheepcote Valley in the hope of seeing more kestrels. No luck today, but I did get this shot of a whitethroat.
I've spent the last 20 minutes outside with three fox cubs. I am beginning to get to know the different personalities, and there's one which is especially cute. These shots though are from last night. More playfulness and squealing.