In our defence it was early, pre first cup of tea of the morning.
So it seemed like a sensible idea when I spotted a Merlin fly onto the top of a telegraph pole, to attempt to take its photo through the binoculars. I held the binoculars, Paul dealt with the camera.....here's our best shot:
(Hope that explains what we were up to this morning M, not spying on the neighbours!)
Said Merlin was oh so interested in his breakfast though, so stayed put when we walked Jasper and allowed us much closer, leading to this slightly less atmospheric but somewhat clearer shot:
In other news, it seemed like a good idea this afternoon to run down the street to catch a customer who had left a ball of yarn behind. And all in all it was. Sadly it was not until I turned round to walk back that I realised I was wearing my red felted slippers.....