Sunday, 9 June 2013

Red-footed Falcon, Ouse Fen, 9 June 2013

A family wedding in Cambridge gave a great opportunity to stay chez Richard B and family this weekend. Rich had told me that his local patch, Ouse Fen, was good, but I still was not really expecting a female Red-footed Falcon - a species I hadn't seen since the Blacktoft Sands bird of 1987 (on the same day that I first met Richard B...).

I was very pleased that today's bird was much more cooperative than the one 26 years ago and made frequent sallies over our heads. Thanks Rich et al... yes, these are the best shots...

1 comment:

Stuart said...

Great shots of a smart bird. Only seen 2 - the East Calder one and an adult female near Loch Garten.