My favourite part of this bird is how it wags its tail around.
Out on the path a female sparrow had caught a small Stag beetle and was pecking it, throwing it up in the air and pecking it some more. The bird flew off when we got closer but the beetle was already dead.
|Reflections of Swallows in the water
Our local farmer leaves wide strips of the field for the wild flowers to grow and the Barn Owls like to hunt along these strips.
We sat and watched a Barn owl for ages as it took food back to its nest, then came out hunting again.
While we were watching the Owl, a Raven flew over and a Red Kite passed us with a Swallow or House Martin in its talons.