For 30 minutes we watched as he/she hunted before disappearing with what looked to be a vole clutched in its talons.
|Clutching a vole?|
And later that night, the sun setting over the Thames.
Today we have stayed on the meadow. I cannot describe how amazingly quiet and peaceful it is here. We did get the odd plane flying over heading for Brize Norton.
Left Ian touching up FS's paintwork and headed off to the reservoir. Before I knew it two hours had gone by in a flash. Oops, I was supposed to be back by midday to prepare the food for a BBQ. 12.45pm and spied Ian looking out for me. He'd got fed up waiting so got the BBQ out, sorted the food and poured out the wine. (Note to myself. Must be late more often!)
|Lamb kebabs and the sheep disappear.|
Hoping for another glimpse of Pinky but I know he/she doesn't always hunt on the same meadow twice in a row. Going to keep a lookout all the same.
Oh just to let you know that the International space station is due to fly over London and South for 2 minutes from W to SE at around 8.15pm. If your lucky enough to have clear skies you should get a good view.
Some photos from my walk,
|Tufted duck being chased by a Coot|
|Not sure what duck this is. Only one seen on the reservoir. (Thanks goes to Jennies son at identifying it as a Red-crested Pochard)|