A diary of my wildlife encounters.
By Mike Lawrence
Coronation Pit, Stewartby. Bedfordshire. May 2008.
Sarah and i went to Stewartby to connect with the 1s male Red footed falcon, and once the heat had risen enough to lift the insects in the air the hobbies started to come alive. And then the Red footed' put in an appearance and directly overhead as well, we had great views despite the harsh light but i was happy to get some record shots.
The falcons then drifted high and far at times but kept to a circuitand showed continuously and a count of 14 hobbies was made by steve blain, along with 2 kestrels, 1 sparrowhawk and 5 buzzards it was definately a raptor day.