Birds are keeping me sane in lockdown. When this is over, we must do more to protect them | Suzy Freeman-Greene

Seeing a wild, swooping kestrel hunt its prey near my Melbourne home was exhilarating. I could taste its freedomThe nankeen kestrel hovered over a patch of saltmarsh, eyes down, wings slowly flapping. After a minute or so, it flew off, displaying gorgeous black and brown plumage, before returning to hover and watch. It dropped suddenly, like a stone flung by a god, then took its prize – a cricket or grasshopper – to a fence post to be eaten in seconds.The sight of this bird of prey, late in my second week of Melbourne’s hard lockdown, opened something inside me.… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/31/birds-are-keeping-me-sane-in-lockdown-when-this-is-over-we-must-do-more-to-protect-them

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