Friday, 8 May 2015

Hobby Hawks galore at Titchmarsh LNR ........

What a sight, seven Hobby’s in the air at the same time from the perimeter footpath at the south hide, gliding, diving, changing direction on a sixpence, what majestic flyer's these raptors are as they chase their prey of Swallows and Dragonflies.

I suspect that the actual number in the area is quite a lot more.

The location of the south hide is roughly equidistant between the reserve and Town Lake Thrapston so it is possibly a bit of a hot spot.

The light quality was excellent catching the under wings very nicely with good eye contact.

The buff underparts and absence of '' red trousers '' suggest that this is a first summer bird ( I could be wrong ).


  1. Very nice shot of this fantastic bird John, well done.

  2. It's sounding like Titchmarsh is becoming a very good spot for Hobbies.

  3. My favourite Raptor Doug, their flight is without equal imho.

  4. Thanks Paul, greatly appreciated ..... if you feel you want to visit TLNR for the Hobbys let me know ..... good light is a must.

  5. That's a very nice image John. To have such a healthy population on the reserve is fantastic. Almost rivals the numbers present on the expansive Lakenheath Fen!

    1. Thanks for your kind comment Paul ....... seven is a minima, I suspect that the true head count is much greater.


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    1. Thanks John, there are plenty of them about ........