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Cheers I think it depends what area your in down my way pere's have only just stated to appear . Never seen merlin's and a hoppy a couple of times .

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Cheers I think it depends what area your in down my way pere's have only just stated to appear . Never seen merlin's and a hoppy a couple of times .

We have Merlin's here inland, plenty of Peregrines on the coast and inland. The Merlin prefers higher ground and a few years ago I did hear of one nesting in a dwarfed pine tree. A mate of mine flies Merlin's at skylarks he has a licence for so many a year. Very often when on the higher ground looking for skylarks wild Merlin will buzz his falconry one.

 

I have only heard of one unconfirmed sighting of a Hobby here, they just do not seem to like the west coast.

 

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Yeah I know a lad that flys them on skylarks ace to watch nearly as good as a tircel on snipe . They reckon in Ireland there all over .

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bit fuzzy, hopping about in a olive tree and my eyesight not as good as it was, don'post-23640-0-45746000-1469460189_thumb.jpgt think it's bad for manual focus.post-23640-0-74402900-1469460152_thumb.jpgpost-23640-0-27763100-1469460108_thumb.jpg

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Another day and another few birds the Heron was from an early dog walk and the others a lunch break with no lunch for me.

 

Heron with a Jack Pike

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Heron with jack pike by Martin Billard, on Flickr

 

Not 100%

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Stonechat ? not sure by Martin Billard, on Flickr

 

Kestrel actually hunting dragonflies

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Kestrel hunting by Martin Billard, on Flickr

 

The master of dragonfly hunting

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Hobby hunting by Martin Billard, on Flickr

 

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Hobby low and fast by Martin Billard, on Flickr

 

But they still miss

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Hobby missing by Martin Billard, on Flickr

I have had a hobby over my place 3 times in the last 2 weeks, today it was chasing swallows within 20 feet. A really unusual sight up here in North Yorkshire.
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