Scotland Trip – Day 1 – 25/vii/15

Travelling up to Scotland today for a couple of weeks of family holiday, and it would have been rude not to stop and see the very showy young male Red-Footed Falcon at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery (Staffordshire). It showed superbly.

A first-winter male bird, it was always within 30 meters and often came a lot closer, taking short flights around the field it was in. Here are the pictures:

P1260550 CedP1260601 Ced P1260619 CedP1260654 CedP1260663 CedThe rest of the journey was uneventful, but it was a great bird to begin the trip with before we had even got to Scotland.

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