Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Single Hobby again
This evening, the single Hobby made its first appearance at 8.53pm flying north by Parkhill Hotel grounds, it was next seen at 8.56 flying due east over Fallowfields and then flew due west over Fallowfields at 8.58pm. The excellent Hobby wasn't seen again until 9.14 to 9.29 when it was constantly in view hunting over Fallowfields. It was joined by up to 10 Gulls, 1 Black- headed Gull, Herring and Lesser Black- backed Gulls. A Jay even joined in on the act swooping up high and catching something. It finally disappeared west at 9.29pm. The Pipistrelle Bat was also seen flying over Fallowfields on the west side. Earlier in the garden, a Brown Hawker was seen on the wooden Pagoda and perched on the middle tree too. Whilst, a Ringlet flew onto the Buddlea Globosa and posed nicely for the camera. I am somewhat surprised that the hunting Hobbies haven't drawn an admiring crowd. The last ones I found hunting regularly for Cockchafers at the top of Fisher Row in the 1990s drew regular crowds of up to 30 people, for that reason I will not tweet out any further news on these bird/s. Regular updates can be found on this blog though.