Monday, 11 June 2012


Finally got the better of me today, I dont normally travel out of county specifically for a bird but in the case of the Red-footed Falcon that has been lingering for about a week just over the border in Derbyshire I decided to bite the bullet and go this morning despite the weather being less than ideal....

Long story short: 6 hours on site and no Red-foot. Boo. It also felt much more like November rather than June standing on the banks of the windswept Trent. At least it rained a lot less than it has here in Leicester today so I stayed more or less dry. Kingfisher, two Hobby and oodles of hirundines did little to cheer me up either.

Massive temptation to go and twitch the Roller in Yorks tomorrow now....we'll see how that goes!


  1. Bad luck. Wouldn't be surprised if we get one in Leics before too long. It's been a while since the last one.

  2. Hopefully I won't be waiting too long then now I've missed this one, I did feel a bit dirty border hopping into Derbyshire so maybe its all for the best!