In flight (All photos by Nick Gibson)
Newbie Scrubber Nick Gibson was strolling around The Scrubs when his path was crossed by a low flying small falcon flying in a rapid fashion towards the grassland. He had the presence of mind to take some shots of the strange raptor. Unfortunately, the pictures were not great so sussing the identity of the mystery falcon is going to be tough.
The small size and general bluey grey back and mantle perhaps suggests a Merlin - a long expected site tick. However, when perched on a bush the general colour seems bluey grey including its head and chest area. Clearly not right for a Merlin. Or is it just a trick of the light?
Anyone want to hazard a guess?