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.