Today is sunday and the view in the picture is my street from the car when I just got home from swimming with J.  What the picture doesn’t show because stupid camera phones are too slow is the bird of prey. 

Our street is full of house martin nests in the eaves of the roofs.  What I think is a  kestrel seems to have got wind of this and I watched one pull a house martin right out of the air then claw it into the tarmac where it sat for a few minutes on the pavement corner right in front of me, it was my getting out of the car that scared it off, lunch in claw.

I just thought it was amazing to see a bird of prey in the burbs. 

I’m hoping kes will come back later tonight when the swifts are most active catching insects.