Yesterday was a nice, sunny and almost windless day. In the morning I therefore headed for the harbor. Although the weather was excellent, there weren’t many birds around. I could make some shots of the Purple Sandpipers (Paarse Strandloper), one of which was missing a leg (and ‘no’, it’s not just perching on one leg 😉 ). I heard some Rock Pipits (Oeverloper) as well, but wasn’t able to locate them. Then quickly back to work. At the end of the day, I decided to pay my Kestrel a visit. Until now I had only seen it with mice and insects, but today it came flying by with what look like a larger prey. It turned out to be a Meadow Pipit (Graspieper). First Killer Kestrel perched on pole, but soon decided to finish of the bird on the ground, having a real feast….. Look for yourself, a sad day for the Pipit 🙁 , but for both the Kestrel and the photographer something different for a change.. On leaving the area I ran into a Stonechat again (Roodborsttapuit) that was willing to pose, albeit far away, it was shy as usual. All in all not a bad day, considering the time I had available for shooting!