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  • Parker, the American Kestrel, enjoying some post-lunch bird & bug watching.
  • Parker, the American Kestrel, enjoying some post-lunch bird & bug watching.
  • 536 8 23 April, 2019

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  • QOTD - What's your favourite book to movie adaptation?⁣
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A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. A touching story of a teenage boy in Yorkshire in the 60s. I've had this book since I was a teenager and never read it. Until now!⁣
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Billy hates school. He's 14 so it's nearly time for him to leave and he doesn't know what to do with the rest of his life. His older brother is his only father figure and insists he become a coal miner too. Unsurprisingly, Billy isn't a huge fan of that idea. ⁣
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Stealing a book from the library, Billy learns about hawking and steals a kestrel chick from a nest. Finally interested in something, he looks after it as long as he can. ⁣
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This book is a lovely coming-of-age story of an age that is, thankfully, long gone. I wasn't a huge fan of the Yorkshire-based speech, but I'm not a stranger to it so plodded through it. It's a very short read, but is filled with details of Billy's home and school life. I've seen the movie a few times so nothing was a shock, but there were additional scenes that didn't feature in the movie. Hines says in the afterword that he found some parts to be unfilmable so had to scrap them. ⁣
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An interesting read and I'd recommend it if you can find a copy. ⁣
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  • QOTD - What's your favourite book to movie adaptation?⁣

    A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. A touching story of a teenage boy in Yorkshire in the 60s. I've had this book since I was a teenager and never read it. Until now!⁣

    Billy hates school. He's 14 so it's nearly time for him to leave and he doesn't know what to do with the rest of his life. His older brother is his only father figure and insists he become a coal miner too. Unsurprisingly, Billy isn't a huge fan of that idea. ⁣

    Stealing a book from the library, Billy learns about hawking and steals a kestrel chick from a nest. Finally interested in something, he looks after it as long as he can. ⁣

    This book is a lovely coming-of-age story of an age that is, thankfully, long gone. I wasn't a huge fan of the Yorkshire-based speech, but I'm not a stranger to it so plodded through it. It's a very short read, but is filled with details of Billy's home and school life. I've seen the movie a few times so nothing was a shock, but there were additional scenes that didn't feature in the movie. Hines says in the afterword that he found some parts to be unfilmable so had to scrap them. ⁣

    An interesting read and I'd recommend it if you can find a copy. ⁣



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  • Kestrels in the morning. The male is preening his beautiful feathers. This pair comes back every year to the same tree to mate. They had been nesting in the eaves of the neighbor’s house but she closed up the roof hole. Hopefully they found a new nesting spot. #birds #kestrel #americankestrel #birdsofinstagram #birder #birdwatching
  • Kestrels in the morning. The male is preening his beautiful feathers. This pair comes back every year to the same tree to mate. They had been nesting in the eaves of the neighbor’s house but she closed up the roof hole. Hopefully they found a new nesting spot. #birds #kestrel #americankestrel #birdsofinstagram #birder #birdwatching
  • 8 0 2 hours ago
  • On walk with @maxine_le_chien we spotted this American Kestrel having his afternoon snack! Pretty psyched I caught the transfer of the worm from talon to beak. 👍
  • On walk with @maxine_le_chien we spotted this American Kestrel having his afternoon snack! Pretty psyched I caught the transfer of the worm from talon to beak. 👍
  • 49 4 5 hours ago
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Credit: Jenne Foulger
  • WIN! a free pass to one of our special Photography Experiences (worth £80!) when you enter our Photo Competition 📸
    Visit our website for more info.

    Credit: Jenne Foulger
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