Hi everybody, hopefully these shots are clear enough for a quick I.D. Thanks in advance for your help!
The body looks a bit solid so I would opt for Peregrine.
To me the only other option would be a Hobby but I would hace expected to see the red unders on photos as good as these.
Thanks Seaman for your record-breakingly quick response. I'll just leave it open for a while to gather a consensus and meanwhile a couple more views might help.
Thanks for your brilliant ID - now that you've pointed me in the right direction I've looked it up on the RSPB website and you can clearly see the 'moustache' they talk about. Whooee my first Peregrine!
Interesting article about the Peregrines on Derby Cathedral www.birdguides.com/.../article.asp
Thanks Galatas - really interesting article - what a list of prey species - no wonder they've chosen the Wetlands! - I believe there's a Water Rail re-introduction project in the offing so we could lose a few to them!
john_l_ukI've looked it up on the RSPB website and you can clearly see the 'moustache' they talk about.
Hobbys also have a 'moustache'!
This is a juvenile Peregrine though - stocky, short tailed, and without even a hint of orangey undertail and 'trousers'.
Congrats on your first!
Yes a young peregrine, possibly young male.(in my opinion) lovely shot. well done you.