Whos keeping an eye on me....

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Red-Footed Falcon - Falco vespertinus

A first summer male. Only 45 minutes drive over the county border into Staffordshire. It has now been on site for around three weeks. I have made two trips to see it, the first trip we had four flyovers but each time in poor light and the bird was mostly in silhouette when it did fly over. It then preceded to sit partially obscured by leaves very high up in an Oak tree for well over an hour.

The second trip proved more fruitful with some stunning viewing while it sat in a Hawthorn bush and fed on the ground near dung piles.

Lovely bird.



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