Hobby's @ Maristow Quay 30-09-16

Two hobby's present at Maristow Quay on 30-09-16, showed well for a couple of minutes then flew off over the high woods near Lopwell Dam

   

Eds: this is a juv Peregrine Falcon. Briefly,  the broad wings relatively short broad tail and Moustache shape rule out Hobby. Also notice the bird is colour ringed, black on blue, part of Ed Drewitt's scheme, used in a variety of places in SW & W of England (but likely from S Devon coast). If you have a higher res photo where the ring letters can be seen please read and submit to Ed,  contact details can be found here http://www.cr-birding.org/node/3071

 

Posted October 1st, 2016 at 1:24 pm by Greg Bradbury in General Birding