I went to see the Red-footed Falcon at Barcombe Mills today. After a week of mediocre photography I was really hoping for some good pictures but your options are usually limited if there is any form of twitch going on and this would be a popular bird.
I was surprised then to find only one other birder, Mick Davis, on site when I arrived. We spent about fifteen minutes waiting for the falcon to start flying. I was not very optimistic but then it did a flyby, no more than twenty metres from us, and my spirits were raised. Better still it then flew back and landed in a tree and appeared to be checking us out.
What an opportunity
|Female Red-footed Falcon|