Sunday, March 08, 2009
Red Kite over North London
Heading into the city this morning, I was just about to board the tube at Hendon Central when I heard a commotion of crows in the air above. There against a deep blue spring sky was a cracking Red Kite lazily flapping its way northeast while trying to ignore the attacks of four Carrion Crows. Instantly it felt like I had been suddenly transported miles away to some distant wooded glen or valley...a minute later and the kite was out of sight and I realised those hills in my peripheral vision were the same ugly buildings I see everyday. Still its not a bad station… Jay and Great Spotted Woodpecker can often enliven any morning delays but I think in future I’ll be watching the skies!