Wednesday 26 May 2010


Couldn't resist going to see one of these at Wilstone Reservoir today, despite my firm commitment to not year-listing. I've only ever seen two before now, and neither was an adult male. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. It showed pretty well, although not well enough for me to get a decent picture of it. I walked half-way around the Reservoir to no avail; it resolutely favoured the middle. Typically, after I left it came and perched in a tree mere yards from the car-park. Still, a very smart bird, and I got to tick Lee Evans again. Not entirely surprising as he lives nearby, but I had to surpress a snigger when I learned that he had just arrived at Lakenheath when the news came up. Most people would have stayed at Lakenheath, especially people who have likely seen several hundred Red-footed Falcons, but not Lee.

If you want some proper photos of these stunning birds, take a look here. I'm not jealous. Not at all.

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