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Possible Hobby sighting

Observed: 11th July 2011 By: browntrumpetbrowntrumpet’s reputation in Birdsbrowntrumpet’s reputation in Birdsbrowntrumpet’s reputation in Birds

Think i've seen this bird before and it's flight pattern was wrong for a Kestrel. Too lightweight for a Peregrine. Appears to have white on cheek.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Photo quality

Unfortunately this bird was too far away for a decent shot, not to mention fading light. Image is heavily cropped.
Officialy a hobbies range doesn't come this far north(N.Staffs) so just pleased to see one.

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Yes, they've been spotted before but most people in the area will think you've seen 'just' a Kestrel. Perhaps bird books need updating?