Falco Subbuteo

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A fewmore images from my recent brief but special encounter with a down at Dunge. A remarkable encounter with the bird sitting on a shed whilst we pulled up along side in the car enjoying it for a few moments.

The Hobby summers in the UK with c2800 breeding pairs. It is an amazing bird to watch as it hawks for dragonflies etc over lakes and rivers.

The scientific name derives from the Latin word for Sickle (falcis) which refers to the birds talons and Subbuteo again from the latin words sub meaning near to and buteo meaning .

The word Subbuteo being better known as the table football game taken from the name of the Hobby for the hobby if that makes sense.

 

Falco Subbuteo “The European Hobby”
Hobby
Hobby Dungeness 29th May 2016 what a bird!
Hobby
looking at me looking at you…..A Special moment

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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