Lowlight occupant ‘Rocket’ Russell Nisbet flushed a small Falcon off a wall near the visitor centre. It landed nearby and was able to confirm the ID as a Hobby which is only the 5th record for the Isle of May.
Hobbies are a relatively common in the south of England. They can be seen feeding on large insects around wetland areas. They are easily identified by their long wings and red trousers.
This is one of last years young with the contrast between the wing feathers and the dull red ‘trousers.’ It also retains the white spots at the back of it’s head.