Saturday, 11 July 2009

Hobby in Flight

Just for the record I wanted to post one or two more shots from the encounter earlier this week with the hobby at Leighton Moss. I attempted to get some shots of the bird in flight as it passed by the Lower Hide. It was very difficult and I had very little time to lock onto the bird as it sped by at great speed. I did manage to get some shots and  they hopefully give some idea of the jizz of this superb little falcon as it goes about it's business of catching dragonflies. The hobby has been present for a few days now and if it stays I may have further opportunities to capture the hobby in flight. As well as the attempts at flight shots I have also posted one of the hobby eating a dragonfly but again not good as it was not really near enough for clear sharp shots. Finally is a general view of the area near to the Lower Hide at Leighton Moss where the hobby performed for myself and a few others who were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.


  1. Hi
    Greetings from Coimbatore,India. Read your blog first time. Exquisite & awesome shots. The falcon in flight is simply breathtaking.
    You are welcome to visit my blog.
    Best Wishes. Cheers ! Ram

  2. Wow,stunning photography.

  3. Great captures Brian. I love these birds, but can never get close enough for shots like yours.

  4. Very nice photography, Brian. While I don't have them here I wish I did. Even my Coopers Hawks failed to return this year.

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  5. Stunning photos. Look forward to the photos you post.

  6. Wow - what a great opportunity and excellent captures of a very fast bird!

  7. Well done Brian, still to this day I have not seen a Hobby!!!

  8. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  9. Hi all,

    Really, nice shots you have taken of hobbies in flight. A hobby is a fairly small, very swift falcon with long, narrow wings. There are four birds called hobby and some others which, although termed falcon, are very similar. Thanks a lot.....

    Wildlife Photographer