Friday, 17 July 2015

Hobby - Beeley Moor

I've mentioned previously that the Hobby can occasionally be seen hunting over the moor, when the prey is generally the larger moths. 
This bird has already commenced the post breeding moult, having shed two inner primaries (numbers 4 and 5),which will be completed in the winter quarters in southern Africa. Given the length of the migration its a little surprising that it is undertaken with some primaries missing.
Hobby - adult

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