Their nest site is some one hundred metres from the reserve, watching them today they were very showy along the River Nene and around the Electricity Pylon that seems to be their resting perch when not feeding.
Photography wise they are super fast and hug the ground tightly when hunting their prey, dragonflies. I wonder if the RAF developed their low level tactics based on this bird of prey.
On one occasion one of the juveniles caught a dragonfly about thirty feet away from me and I actually heard its talons hitting its prey !
Their camouflage is amazing and they just suddenly appear giving little time to get onto them, occasionally they will soar a bit on fixed wings,but not very often, they are hyper.
On many occasions they were being mobbed by Crows, but I think the Hobby's were just tolerating the imposition on their aerial superiority !
This is the best I achieved, I shoot in JPEG rather then RAW ( I spend too much time on computers as it is ) and restrict processing to a bit of sharpening and cropping.
Are they photogenic ? ........ today I got an image of something that happens before any chat show - The Green Room - I just like the colour balance in this image - enjoy.