Now we know…..

In July I wrote about my trip to north Staffordshire to see the summering red-footed falcon – see this post .

I wondered what had happened to this beautiful bird, so far away from where it should have been. Well know we know.

Click here to find out.

There really are some sick people among us.



About Jeremy Moore

Recently described as "Wales' leading environmental photographer"; based near Aberystwyth, and specialising in Welsh landscape and wildlife. He has published the Wild Wales / Cymru Wyllt range of postcards since 1987. His most recent book was "Wales at Waters Edge" (with Jon Gower) published in May 2012. The National Library of Wales has a large number of his prints in its Collection. His exhibition "Bird/land" was shown at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from June until August 2016. It originally received support from the Arts Council of Wales. He is also working on a new book about Wales with the author Jon Gower, due for publication in autumn 2018.
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3 Responses to Now we know…..

  1. Brian Boothby says:

    B*****ds!!!!! And that’s NOT Bustards!

  2. elizabeth snell says:

    Apparently it had become habituated to humans as other photographers (obviously not you jerry) had been throwing locusts at it.
    No excuse for shooting it. Seems more shooters have moved into the west side of Cors Caron as I hear shooting at dusk on the edge of the NNR now; of course they can see in the dark and know what they are shooting.

    • Jeremy Moore says:

      Well yes, Liz, I heard all about that, but at the time of my visit it seemed pretty approachable already. From what I read it is questionable whether it was unusually habituated. Some people are saying red-footed falcons can be very approachable naturally. I don’t suppose we will ever know the truth.

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