Saturday, 29 August 2015

Red-footed Falcon at Willow Tree Fen LWT, part 2





As of writing, the Red-footed Falcon is still present at Willow Tree Fen nature reserve in Lincolnshire. The other morning I paid yet another visit, ostensibly to see if I could get some more photos of it and this time the sun was shining.

A remarkable bird, that after a bit of careful field-craft sat within 15 feet of me and only took to the sky when a cow got too close! I may return yet more as I still would like a photo of the bird doing something other than sitting on a post.

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  1. John What a lovely bird of prey and these are great shots of it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. It's almost like a cage bird in colouring! Lovely shots

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    1. Thanks Simon! A very 'pretty' bird.
      J

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  3. The Falcon looks like it's covered in fluff rather than feathers! Stunning close-up pose in the first picture though.
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    1. Thanks Bazza! That's probably the blurriness of the photos!
      J

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  4. I wonder if this is the same bird I saw in Staffordshire in late July?

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    1. Hi David! This was indeed the same bird, identified by its' moult pattern and also markings on some of the flight feathers.
      J

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