Hello, I feel like I should have something crafty to show you, but there hasn't been much of that happening recently! The nicer weather got me in the mood for a bit of spring cleaning and moving things around a bit, and made pottering in the garden a pleasure again.
I've been trying to get some photos of the red kites that seem to have taken up residence nearby but never seem to have my camera handy. There have been some in the area for a few years but I've never noticed them over my garden before, but last week saw 5 of them circling round, quite low, a beautiful sight, and a distinctive call. I don't know if they are a threat to wood pigeons, but they seem to spook them into flying off in huge flocks. I imagine a dummy one would be good for keeping them away from the veg plot!
Anyway, there's some info about them Here and lots of pic's like this on Google
Here's my rubbish shots taken through the kitchen window.
Hopefully I'll get some better ones when I'm out in the garden more!
P.S. Sorry, but I've had to put word verification back on. The amount of spam getting through is driving me nuts. Do they really get anyone checking out their sites when the comments don't even make sense :(