Hobby (Falco subuteo) This fast little falcon is a summer visitor to the UK, frequently arriving at the same time as the swallows. Found usually in wetland areas where it specialises in catching Dragonflies from the air.

Hobby about to catch Dragonfly

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

On the wing clutching a dragonfly

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

Young hobby on the wing : September at Otmoor RSPB reserve.

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

About to snatch a cranefly.

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

On the wing in a blue sky

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

Leftovers

Hobby (Falco subuteo)
Hobby (Falco subuteo)

On the wing : against the moors and hedgerows

Juvenile Hobby
Juvenile Hobby

In a darkening sky

Juvenile Hobby
Juvenile Hobby

On white