Saturday, May 19, 2018

Eleonora's Falcons

seemed to come across a high percentage of 2cy and 3cy birds this year - not sure why that should be but maybe being a bit later the adults were settled and the younger birds the ones doing most of the displaying -- heat haze was a real problem near the cliffs and very few are really sharp or well exposed
































Thursday, May 17, 2018

Peregrines F p brookei

local Peregrines already had well fledged young on the wing and they were very noisy and active -- the problem on the day I took most of these was the massive amount of heat shimmer against the cliff face -- the juveniles were typically chasing and screaming after each other tussling in the air --
the male came in with a male Little Bittern hotly pursued by a pale phase Eleonora's Falcon but as soon as the juvs heard food was in town they took over and the El drifted off --