I hadn’t planned a walk in the rain but just as we were leaving to go out a massive thunder storm started.
The lightning, thunder and hailstones continued for about 30 minutes. I couldn’t help thinking about the leverets in the fields and the chicks in the nests, as the puddles filled and the water gushed down the road.
It wasn’t long before the piles of hailstones looked like snow and steam rose from the road where the tarmac had warmed over the past few days of hot weather.
Once the rain had slowed down we were able to go for our walk. Up in a tree I spotted what Jo had taken me to see. A kestrel and its nest.
The photos aren’t very clear as my camera was on full zoom and the rain was still falling, but we could make out an adult and two chicks. There are actually 3 chicks in the nest so one must have been out of view.