Monday, 10 September 2007

Hobby 9/9/07

Yesterday morning as a birding friend an I walked through the park, a sighting which would forever influence Nonsuch park's birding, no it wasn't a first for Britain, or any kind of nation rarity, but it certainly was a local rarity and a very influential local sighting.

A juvenile Hobby, showed itself for a whole 40 minutes, high in a conifer tree allowing me and Phil to get shots of it. It was a migrant, stopping off at Nonsuch, on its way to Africa, after being born somewhere else the UK earlier this year. It was such a stroke of luck that the day I brought my friend along we were treated to seeing this beautiful migrant Falcon:

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