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Large pale Falcon - North Antrim Coast | by gcampbellphoto
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Large pale Falcon - North Antrim Coast

It is probably not wild, it may be a hybrid and the photos are rubbish, but it gave me a shock. I am photographing a Starling roost in the evenings at the moment, and in particular the birds of prey which come round for a little supper! Was expecting this guy to appear just as the sun went down, certainly explains why the Starlings were acting strangely last night. A pale Gyr was reported nearby a few weeks ago with a large leg ring so it may be an escaped falconers bird. My thoughts at the time and since doing some research is that is most likely a hybrid (possibly with Saker?). Any thoughts?

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Taken on September 11, 2012