Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Red Raptor Day

Wednesday 6th June 2012
Red footed Falcon, Willington, Derbys.

Red footed Falcon
Red footed Falcon
Red footed Falcon
Red Kite, Wellesborough, Leics.

Went over to Willington, Derbys. to look for the 1st summer male Red footed Falcon and to be honest didnt have to look too hard. A small group of birders were on site watching the falcon over the opposite bank of the river as I arrived and the bird continued to feed over the river bank for the next 20 minutes or so. Luckily the showers were not too heavy at this stage but the clouds became increasingly threatening and Dennis Woodward and I decided we were not going to get any better views and made our exit. We almost made it back to the cars before the heavens opened but still avoided the worst of the torrential downpour. On the way back I pulled in near Wellesborough, Leics. to watch a Red Kite soaring over the A444 before the next shower came through.

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