Red-footed Falcon

Tuesday 3rd June 2008

I made the trip after work today to see the first-summer male Red-footed Falcon near Kempsford. It spent most of the evening in a willow tree over-hanging the river, i.e. the county border, but was forced to make a sortie into deepest Gloucestershire (SU168960) when it, and a Hobby it was sharing it's tree with, were spooked off by a crow. It then spent some time on a different tree, allowing closer views, before returning to it's original perch, where it could also be viewed looking south from the road between Hannington Bridge and Kempsford (SU169963). A fantastic life-tick!

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