Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Red-foot wows a small crowd this morning!

I arrived at RSPB Vange Marsh at 7.10 this morning and the Red-footed Falcon showed very well from 09.30. While I waited a couple of Marsh Harriers, a Little Ringed Plover and a cracking summer adult Mediterranean Gull provided a nice distraction!

The Red-foot appeared on it's favourite sapling in the reedbed just before 9.30, it made a couple of brief sorties before returning to the sapling. Then sometime after 10am it put on a great show for those gathered along the west bank of the marsh as it caught small invertebrates and devoured them on the wing. This went on for well over an hour non-stop and if you look closely at some of the images below you can see what she was catching and no wonder she had to hunt for so long, they were very small"

I've got you in my sights!