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Hottest Day of the Year

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Yesterday was the hottest day of the year. The temperature in the garden was nearly 30C

And finally is this a Kestrel ? We saw it whilst we were having our tea tonight.

Last photos before we go on hols
Marjorie

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Beautiful! Yes, its a kestrel.
How nice to see laburnum - its so much less planted these days as folk are afraid of its poison.
I hope all your lovely plants will be OK while you are away, with all this dry weather. Have a great break!

25 May, 2017

 

have a lovely holiday.
the garden is looking super. :o)

26 May, 2017

 

The garden is looking great and a lovely piece of wooded green you have at the front. I think your visitor is a Sparrowhawk, not a Kestrel who is a prettier bird with dark eyes, rather than the yellow or orange eyes of the Sparrowhawk. This one is probably a female, these are bigger than the males and catch bigger prey, up to pigeon size. We've had them trying to get to young chicks in a run on the lawn, very determined birds, it took ages to frighten her off she was so fixated!

26 May, 2017

 

Looking good ...area looks nice and peaceful

its a Sparrow Hawk (male) much smaller than the female and you very rarely see at this time of year she will be sitting on eggs.

Gg

26 May, 2017

 

Luckily we don't seem to get sparrowhawks so I didn't recognise it.

26 May, 2017

 

We were really pleased to spot the sparrow hawk as we only usually get the common garden birds. So thank you Gg,Honeysuckle and Steragram. I have looked it up in my bird identification book and you are right 👏👏👏👏👏
Seaburngirl did you notice my lovely yellow irises which you kindly gave me last year

Marjorie

26 May, 2017

 

Your garden is looking lovely. We had a Sparrow Hawk as a frequent visitor at my last garden. In fact I think it helped sell the house lol. As the buyers were looking around, it landed on the fence and buyers spotted it and were over the moon seeing it. :-).

27 May, 2017

 

Yes, definitely a sparrowhawk with that stripey tummy!

Have a lovely holiday Marjorie :)

27 May, 2017

 

Lovely plants you have Marjories your peony is gorgeous.

27 May, 2017

 

Thank you for all your lovely comments. Be back in June after we have cruised around the British Isles.
Marjorie

29 May, 2017

 

Have a great time safe journey.

29 May, 2017

 

Thank you Thrupennybit

29 May, 2017

 

Bon voyage ....

Gg

29 May, 2017

 

:o)) Your welcome Marjories.

29 May, 2017

 

Safe travels x

30 May, 2017

 

Marjorie your garden is really lovely, I envy you the green area to look out onto instead of a busy road, I don't get the Sparrowhawk visiting but they really are a striking looking bird, we do have the Red Kites flying over and if they come too low our local bird population very soon chase them off..Lovely photo's..

4 Jun, 2017

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