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The variable Hobby! (1 Viewer)

KenM

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A month ago on a very dull grey afternoon, me and the missu's were just turning into our road (on a hill) after our requisite 10k steps when we heard the grating rasp of a Corvid!

Looking up I noted a Buzzard just ''creasing'' house roof, then appearing in the topmost corner of my eye above (where I momentarily strung a Hobby into a Parakeet :eek!:) about to dive bomb old Buteo!

Whilst frantically looking down trying to unzip my camera case (left it without a name!...whilst I tried to unzip the unzip-able), lest I missed the spectacle (Hobby only 20m away), my wife said it's hit the Buzzard!

Eventually fully extended ;) I just about managed a quick shutter burst (most of which were ultimately deleted due to the poor light and being out of focus), with the second stoop before they both disappeared over the roof.

I thought the images were very instructive and worth showing, as one might be forgiven for drawing comparison with House Martin minus white rump and forked tail.

Compared to how one normally sees Hobby (first image) these kinda underline just how jaw droppingly variable their geometry can be...when needs must.....enjoy.

Cheers
 

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Mr_K

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A month ago on a very dull grey afternoon, me and the missu's were just turning into our road (on a hill) after our requisite 10k steps when we heard the grating rasp of a Corvid!

Looking up I noted a Buzzard just ''creasing'' house roof, then appearing in the topmost corner of my eye above (where I momentarily strung a Hobby into a Parakeet :eek!:) about to dive bomb old Buteo!

Whilst frantically looking down trying to unzip my camera case (left it without a name!...whilst I tried to unzip the unzip-able), lest I missed the spectacle (Hobby only 20m away), my wife said it's hit the Buzzard!

Eventually fully extended ;) I just about managed a quick shutter burst (most of which were ultimately deleted due to the poor light and being out of focus), with the second stoop before they both disappeared over the roof.

I thought the images were very instructive and worth showing, as one might be forgiven for drawing comparison with House Martin minus white rump and forked tail.

Compared to how one normally sees Hobby (first image) these kinda underline just how jaw droppingly variable their geometry can be...when needs must.....enjoy.

Cheers

Good pictures!
 

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