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Red Kite Rising

Red Kite - Cameos of Bird Life #15

It was one of those serendipitous moments - hanging out the washing I looked up at the sound of whistling, thinking it was the farmer working his dogs. Only to see a couple of Red Kite rising from the fields with lazy wing beats and forked tails twisting - pale red-brown marionettes in the morning sun ...

distant bells 
red kite rising
into sunlight

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Autumn Robin

Autumn Robin - Cameos of Bird Life #14

An iridescent mist across the fields shines like a cloud of light above the dew-wet grass. As the day slowly finds its way the soft autumn sunshine, shorn of summer glare, lights up the fern, in glowing shades of yellow and brown.

And robins sing again ...

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Summer Swallows

Summer Swallows - Cameos of Bird Life #13

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Swallows were everywhere, over the house, and over the meadows; to and fro, to and fro; rebuilding their nests tucked under the rafters of the disused barn across the way ...

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