Sunday, 29 July 2012


Adult Male Hobby

Adult Female Hobby

Hobby Youngster

And Another
An invitation to witness the ringing of  three young Hobby was gratefully accepted these wizards of flight are best described as local and by no means common. Because some idiot gunners shoot them on the misunderstanding that they are a significant destroyer of gamebirds merely illustrates the ignorance of a minority of shooting folk who associate all raptors as an intrusion on the wholesale destruction of game when of course the very game birds they try to protect are the introduced and alien species particularly  the Pheasant. I'm sure you will understand why it is important to keep Hobby nest sites secret but nevertheless I am able to show you a few pics I took during the ringing of these three chicks and hope you feel some of the excitement and privilege I was party to.

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