How to identifyHobby Falcons are about the size of a Kestrel with pointed wings, looking a bit like a giant swift. They are known for their dashing flight and will chase large insects and small birds like swallows and martins. Prey is often caught in its talons and transferred to its beak in flight. Hobbies can accelerate rapidly in flight and are capable of high-speed aerial manoeuvres.
Hobbies are listed as a Schedule 1 bird on The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.