Friday, 10 July 2015

Red-footed Falcon - Staffs - 10th July 2015

On the way back from the East Midlands looking at butterflies, we pulled into north Staffs to try and see the 1st summer male Red-footed Falcon that appeared yesterday evening. We were not disappointed! We joined an assembled group of 30 people and looked through a guy's scope to see the blue and red falcon sat on a concrete post! After a while, it got up and flew around between the floor and the telegraph wires catching mainly worms. It even flew up and hovered for a short while acting extremely like a Kestrel! What a class bird and one I've been trying to see for years! Incredible end to an incredible day!

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