Kestrels in the Quarry 2019...Mr K on breezy cliff ledge 13th Feb!

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    It's difficult to imagine he had somewhere more sheltered to go … unless Erik was blowing straight into his nice little hole!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    I looked out for him regularly during the storm Nige but no sightings, have an excellent view of this nest hole from one of my bay windows during inclement weather but feel sure that Mr K has somewhere more sheltered to use, maybe an old shed somewhere nearby! The nest hole is very shallow & the dog-leg to the right doesn't extend very far so maybe is quite exposed in a South-easterly blow!   So saying, it regularly housed four chicks each year up until 2013 with only the one youngster falling to it's death in that final year (which is buried in my garden)!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

     

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Aw, so pleased that Mr K is okay Wendy and that he returned to his home! We never had the high winds that was forecast but did have the rain! A cracking day now, the sun is out and a little wind, away to get the washing out!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to Catlady:

    Thanks CL, things on the up here in South too, temps in double figures & lots of sun, just cool nights as expected for the forseeable future ... or until something nasty bares it's teeth!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

     

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Good to see him safe Wendy, I agree with Nigel he couldn't have a safer place in a storm.

    My Flickr photos

  • Felt sorry for him, not his kind of weather but his eyes were so twinkly today

    Bit of birdsong at beginning but shows how windy it was ... caught cam on tripod & knocked view down a bit, nearly missed his trademark poo before fly-off! Lol