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June 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

June Bird of the Month - Hobby

June Bird of the Month - Hobby

The hobby is at home on heath-land, marshes and farmland where there are trees. It also visits flooded gravel pits in search of its prey. Adults are alike with blue-grey upper parts, black streaked under parts, rufous thighs and a black "moustache" accentuated by white cheeks. Juveniles are similar but they lack the red trousers and the under parts and cheeks are more buff.

Please join RSPB Medway Group's field trip this month to either Stodmarsh or Elmley (or both!) for a chance
of seeing this exciting bird in action. Why not watch the short video from the BTO by clicking in the link below to brush up on your ID skills.