Thursday, May 12, 2016

and more Red-footed Falcons!

Another 4; a migrating female almost hit my car close to Makkum and late in the afternoon we found 3 hunting birds during an excursion along the IJsselmeer-coast (on the Makkumer Noordwaard, together with at least 2 Ospreys!).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

more falcons from Fochteloerveen

Interesting small Kestrel with short rounded wings and short tail, this falcon also hunted on dragonflies while migrating east.
Apparently the length of the outer primaries are diagnostic for Common Kestrel, but it looks rather smaller (lesser:-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Falco vespertinus

It is party again at Fochteloerveen! The easterly winds have brought Red-footed Falcons and this evening at least 9 were present! (8 females and 1 male). More images soon, also from Helgoland last weekend. Again without albatross..