looks like a hooby dave.
Ooops! I meant Hobby!
Hi Dave That is definately a Hobby you have there, a late one at that.Nice photo.
Thanks you Guy'sI was totally up the wrong Gum Tree, I was thinking Merlin.
Hi Dave. A Hobby has the red feathering at the tops of it's legs. the facial mask, ie the distinguished mustache, and the white on the throat nearly meets at the back of the nape. It's a bit like a miniature Peregrine. When it flies it is very scythe like in shape. I hope that helps.
Have a good weekend Dave.
Many Thanks KenNow the book makes a bit more sense, good birding if you are out this weekend.