I managed to catch up with the Red-foot in the fading light of Wednesday evening when offered a lift - what am I saying, I was virtually kidnapped - by Jol and Joe Mitchell who spirited me the three mile journey to the reserve. On arrival, we had no idea where to look but I picked the Falcon up with the first binocular scan, and we then managed reasonably close views near the edge of the Decoy Pond. She was more distant when I made another stop on the way home from work tonight, but the visit did nothing to damage Morden Bog's reputation as a raptor hotspot: a mighty Osprey carrying a large flatfish upstaged the Falcon en route to an unseen feeding post. What else might these warm south-easterlies bring to the Dorset coast this weekend?
|Female Red-footed Falcon, Morden Bog|
|The heat of the day had died down so she was roosting up near the Decoy Pond|
|Nightjar will be churring on this heathland soon|
|Into the sunset|
|Distant this evening but you can just see the dragonfly about to cop it here!|
|The Osprey plumped for slightly larger prey|