Sunday, July 21, 2019
Heath and Kestrel
Olga and I went back to Hampstead Heath yesterday, which I know made her happy. Dave walked her while I was in Florida, but he's not exactly a fan of walking the dog, and he didn't take her as far as the Heath. So she was ready for some off-leash adventures in the woods.
The rosebay willowherb, which is known as fireweed in the states, and the yellow ragwort are blooming up a storm.
Olga, of course, found a muddy puddle in which to relax. It's a spa treatment of sorts.
We also saw a kestrel hunting in the fields. It would flutter above the long grass, hovering and looking for prey, and then dive down to grab whatever looked appetizing.
The temperatures were pleasant, but we're supposed to get into the low 90s F later this week. This morning the starlings, having a noisy squabble on the bird feeder, were interrupted briefly by a bright green parakeet.