Saturday, 15 August 2009


Eddie's friend Wojtek alerted me to the presence of a kestrel perched on top of a dead apple tree in a neighbouring field. Smaller than the marsh harriers that live in the wetlands at the end of the street, the kestrel is only the second bird of prey I've seen around Jeziorki. The leafless tree gave this adult male kestrel an excellent vantage point over the surrounding land; its head twisting this way and that, seeking out signs of fieldmice moving down below. In the end it flew off as two people walked towards the tree, unaware of its presence.

This time two years ago:
Armed Forces Day, Warsaw

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