Pictured: The kestrel looking rather wet and a little soggy before shaking itself off.
A kestrel appears to 'spin dry' itself by shaking its head vigorously after getting soaked in a downpour. The bird of prey perches on a thin wire fence and periodically attempts to dry out its sodden feathers.
The rare bird was photographed by retired university lecturer Michael Parnwell at a spot overlooking Cragg Vale, in West Yorkshire. Prof Parnwell, 67, who lives in nearby...more »