It was an interesting day on Saturday. Breakfast at Sainsbury’s, which is not quite as glamorous as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, dropped Julia off at work, had a couple of hours on the farm (including solving the fat ball/jackdaw conundrum) and a trip to see my father in Peterborough.

It was all going so well until I went for a cup of tea with my sister, and the weather took a sudden turn for the worse. It was strange, we went into the services on the A1 on a moderate spring day, had tea and scones and then emerged in mid-winter. All in all it was a bit of a Narnia moment.

As you can see in the pictures, there was a fair amount of wintry stuff on the floor, a sort of cross between snow and hail. If I was an Eskimo I’m sure I would know the right word for this sort of snow, but unfortunately I’m not, and I don’t.

There are two possibilities from here, home up the A1 or home via the Northamptonshire countryside. I like Northamptonshire, and I also like the Red Kites you often see along the road between Peterborough and Corby.

As you can see, the weather got better.

The final picture shows a blob of dirt (I was using my old camera) and a Red Kite wheeling just above the tree.


Red Kite over oak tree

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  1. clarepooley33

    I love all your photos and I am so envious that you are able to see Red Kites on your travels. My cousin lives near Weedon in Berks and gets them in her garden sometimes. I also really like the colour of the stone used for building in your part of the country – so warm and mellow.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Thanks, I like the area too, and think kites are a great addition. They can frequently be seen over the A1 in the Grantham to Peterborough area, and I saw four over the municipal tip in Peterborough. They are spreading year by year, though it may take awhile to get down to you.

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      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        It’s amazing to me to think we can see them like this when I can remember the last few in Wales nearly dying out, though me, kites and the A1 is not a recipe for road safety!


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