Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Red-footed Falcon

A Red-footed Falcon had been just a stones throw (25 miles) away from me for the last week. I was desperate to see it but had to bide my time until a window became available. The first opportunity I had was after work on Friday. I checked that it was still around and off I set off towards Congleton.
I found the site no problem at all and before I'd even closed the car door I could see the Falcon flying around its preferred horse paddock.
Unfortunately it then went and sat in a tree as the wind got up, the cloud came over and the temperature dropped. An hour later it came out to play again. I was about to go home when I had the most fantastic fifteen minutes with this bird.
The sun was going down, but this gave me some amazing light and some decent shots.

 Hovering Kestrel like.



Coming in to land on a telegraph wire.



Showing those lovely red feet.


On the ground where it spent a lot of time catching food.





35 comments:

  1. What a stunner!!! He's so very handsome...both in color and stamina!! Wow...totally impressed with the photos. And, you're so right...the lighting just couldn't be more perfect!!!

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  2. Oh Myword, these are fabulous images of this wonderful bird.

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  3. Truly beautiful shots..wonderful color..Terrific positions..well worth the wait..Good job..Thanks for sharing..

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  4. What a beautiful falcon! Awesome series of images.

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  5. WOW! I'm glad you were able to see this handsome bird! Your photos are GREAT!

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  6. Fantastic in-flight photos!

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  7. They are amazing photos, especially that first one.

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  8. Excellent. I have fun with my photos, but you are such a pro.

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  9. Wow - those are amazing photos. It's a good thing you stuck around!

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  10. What amazing photos; you are a creative and artistic photographer!

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  11. Fantastic images of what is one of my must see species..............

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  12. Now these are brilliant. I am so impressed with your photos.

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  13. Gorgeous photos! What a gift you have!
    Thanks for dropping by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/bug-eyes.html to share each week - you help make the linkup a success.

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  14. What a great looking bird! I have seen a couple of posts about this bird - it must be famous!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Those shots go beyond decent---outstanding!

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  16. Wow! Those are amazing!! Very pretty!

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  17. Wow! Amazing in flight and landing shots. What bright legs it has.

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  18. wow those are gorgeous shots!

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  19. Staying around until the evening paid off Adam. You took some great shots of what is a stunning species. I only see them once a year in the Med.


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  20. Staying around until the evening paid off Adam. You took some great shots of what is a stunning species. I only see them once a year in the Med.


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  21. wow this is gorgeous images. You really got the perfect background and perfect the light on it. Stunning photography of a gorgeous bird :)

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  22. Holy cow! The blur in the top photos is an amazing color backdrop. And great shots all.

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  23. What wonderful wildlife images you have here. It takes a lot of patience to get pictures like these.

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  24. Beautiful bird captured beautifully! That light and the reddish background really helps to make your special photographs even more delightful, Adam! Good show!

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  25. These are amazing captures of this beautiful bird. She/he was on a show for you. Very excellent wild life photos! Love each of them very,very much.

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  26. What an amazing bird! So lovely that you were able to capture him! Thank you for joining us at Photo Friday this week!

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  27. Decent...no Stunning shots!! I'm glad you waited until he was ready for his photo debut. Beautiful! Found you over on #PhotoFriday with Jen. Visiting from Sunshine and Elephants. ~Lowanda

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  28. Fabulous images of this gorgeous bird!

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  29. We've never been able to get that close to a kestrel. What a treat!

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  30. Amazing pictures, well worth going in search of.

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  31. wonderful photos as ever and so pleased that you not only managed to see him, but these amazing shots also

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  32. Wow and wow again - what a gorgeous bird (those feet are wonderful) and how lucky you were to get such a good view of this unusual visitor. I especially love the pictures with the orange sky.
    Thank you so much for adding this far from common bird on to #AnimalTales

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