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Peregrine, Abbey Pool, Tresco, Isles of Scilly - 10th October 2009
Merlin, Gunners Park, Essex 29th August 2010
This bird chased a couple of Starlings before heading south out across the river
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Peregrine, Rochford, Essex - 8th July 2017
This impressive bird flew low over the garden one morning and presented the best photo Op of this species over the garden to date.
Hobby, West Canvey Marshes RSPB Reserve, Essex 30th July 2011
Two of these super falcons were hawking over the main lake in front of the centre hide for about 20minutes
Sparrowhawk, Rochford, Essex 4th June 2012
This fine bird reduced the garden count of Starlings by one, and probably several more over the following week. This was a snap shot opportunity whilst it sat on the grass before flying off shortly afterwards.
Hobby - Paglesham, Essex 15th September 2012
Both adults and juvenile were seen hunting over the fields south of the cottages, presumably due to the large numbers of Migrant Hawker Dragonflies being present along the hedges and ditches here. Stunning birds to watch.
Kestrel, female, Bowers Marsh RSPB, 24th August 2014
Didn't realise I hadn't got any recent Kestrel images until I took this female over southern end of Bowers Marsh. Poor light but result is better than anticipated

Hobby : juveniles Undisclosed, South Essex 31st August 2014
Extended set of a couple of performing juveniles that had been out of the nest only about a week. Thanks to Simon had these two stunning juvenile Hobbies at an undisclosed location in the west of the SOG recording area in the afternoon. They were ultra confiding as can be seen from the shots here. Just enjoy these remarkable falcons.
Hobby - Bowers Marsh, Essex 30th May 2015
Shame about the grey sky but seems to be a typical Essex feature.
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Montagu's Harrier

Scarce Species

Marsh Harrier
Hen Harrier

Common Species
Hobby - Bowers Marsh, Essex, August 2018
Bowers has often proven to be a good place to get great views of Hobby and a bird over the main viewpoint one evening in August 2018 was a bit showy.
Sparrowhawk, Bowers Marsh, Essex, August 2018
I hadn't realised that I didn't have any in flight shots of Sparrowhawk prior to these. They are not great, suffered from heat haze, but they will do until I get something better.
Merlin, Fair Isle October 2018
Several Merlins were seen in October across the island with these birds in the North near North Light at in the south a Boini Mire