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Common Name Hobby
Scientific Name Falco subbuteo
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Related Species Falcons
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A summer visitor to the heaths where it hunts dragonflies.



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Nice to see at least 3 Hobby around the Decoy Pond at Morden Bog this lunchtime
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10/05/2017 - 18:00
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Hobby , Morden Bog
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21/05/2017 - 11:00
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RT @RetroGamer_Daz: Saw my first ever Hobby today at Arne. Expect a long overdue blog update shortly.
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05/07/2017 - 07:45
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This mornings Hobby juv. from the Wareham Forest and its parents executing a food pass. @DorsetBirds @peterhadrill
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19/08/2017 - 19:04
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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
19/08/2017 - 19:04 Aiden Brown This mornings Hobby juv. from the Wareham Forest and its parents executing a food pass. @DorsetBirds @peterhadrill
19/08/2017 - 12:27 Retweet RT @peterhadrill: @harbourbirds My first Hobby juvs this morning. Two chasing each other above Hartland Moor.
18/08/2017 - 14:11 Jol Mitchell Hobby, Tree Pipit and Wheatears the highlights of this am's walk at Sunnyside @harbourbirds. Natural England have cleared some of the juncus
15/08/2017 - 16:24 Retweet RT @apdavis79: Great day @RSPBArne and wonderful to see one osprey in flight. Merlin, hobby and curlew amongst others…
11/08/2017 - 18:48 Steve Groves Today's highlights were a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail & c40 Black-tailed Godwits west.
05/08/2017 - 15:39 RSPB Arne Just to wet your birding appetite for tomorrow. Today around Arne - 2-3 Osprey, 6 Spoonbill, Hobby, good selection of waders to name a few!
03/08/2017 - 13:38 RSPB Arne Just one Hobby chick now but its growing really fast! Will be fledging in just a few weeks.
25/07/2017 - 21:15 Retweet RT @mr_mike_parker: Fantastic view of the @RSPBArne osprey today with @dougaldog. Hobby & peregrine seen too. Not a bad view in general e…
24/07/2017 - 22:00 James Gale Essex skipper in the garden again this afternoon. Hobby hunting swallows between the showers yesterday.…
24/07/2017 - 12:30 Mike Morse A bit of movement this am.. 3 Yellow Wags, Whimbrel, 2 Common Sands, 1/2 Y-l Gulls and Hobby..
20/07/2017 - 09:45 RSPB Arne Two hobby chicks so far, will the 3rd egg hatch today?
16/07/2017 - 11:45 RSPB Arne Their hatching! First one this morning and looks like no. 2 is on its way. #Hobby
16/07/2017 - 11:00 Paul Harris Juv Redstart near Bere Regis, still some down attached. Also juv and adult Hobby
14/07/2017 - 09:30 Nicky Hoar Hobby hunting swallows Wareham rd near urban wildlife centre yesterday #tgh
05/07/2017 - 21:15 Jol Mitchell My first Hobby of the year from the house (Ridge) tonight; seems to me to be less Hobbies this year tho Birdtrack suggests otherwise
05/07/2017 - 07:45 Mark James RT @RetroGamer_Daz: Saw my first ever Hobby today at Arne. Expect a long overdue blog update shortly.
04/07/2017 - 18:00 Ian Ballam This distant Hobby was roosting in a tree early morning at Morden Bog, unfortunately it choose to duck it's head as…
19/06/2017 - 14:30 Mike Morse A few birds around first thing... Hobby, Redshank, unseasonal (for here) GCG....then the heat took its toll. Red Kite yesterday.
19/06/2017 - 08:45 Ian Ballam Already blistering hot on Morden Bog, 1st Hobby already feeding
18/06/2017 - 13:00 Mark Wright Hobby, Morden Bog
16/06/2017 - 13:00 Steve Groves Hobby west 12.30.
13/06/2017 - 21:30 Jol Mitchell Haven't seen too many Hobbies this year so great to have close views of one hunting dragonflies tonight at Stoborough Heath
13/06/2017 - 10:45 Ian Ballam Osprey just risen from Bog Wood , now circling high over Morden Bog with 2 Hobby @harbourbirds @BirdGuides @DorsetBirdClub @aidanjb118
03/06/2017 - 07:30 Two Owls Birding A perfect evening y'day for our visit to Holt Heath started with Hobby then roding Woodcock overhead Nightjars churring & flying round us.
02/06/2017 - 16:00 RSPB Arne No Osprey today (yet!) but Coombe this PM - 3 Hobby, Marsh Harrier, 5+ Dartford Warbler, Tree Pipit.... #compensation
01/06/2017 - 12:15 RSPB Arne Osprey still from Coombe Heath around midday sitting on the artificial nest. Also Hobby and Peregrine around too.
29/05/2017 - 20:30 Dorset Wildlife Spot Hobby hunting directly over A351 at Stoborough Heath/Furzebrook at 20:00 this evening gave a fantastic view.
26/05/2017 - 13:15 Mike Morse A Hobby at Cogden this morning and a single Red Kite at Bex. Also at Bex were 4/5 Red-veined Darters....the first t…
25/05/2017 - 16:30 Freddy Alway On the fleet. Hobby spotfly yel wag. 2 corn bunting 2 sw tern 2 whimbrel 15 sanderling 15 Dunlin 6 rp.
25/05/2017 - 12:45 Mike Morse @Bexbirder Ta Mike. Alan texted but I was working. Seen 2 Hobbies this morning though... 😊
25/05/2017 - 09:30 Gavin Haig A Hobby SW over Bridport just now. First of many #birdswhileatwork today? ...of the 'of prey', cruising-on-a-sunny-day kind?
21/05/2017 - 11:00 Ian Ballam Hobby , Morden Bog
20/05/2017 - 22:15 Luke Phillips Spent the evening @RSPBWeymouth Lodmoor watching a stunning Hobby huntings like crazy followed by badgers and foxes. #goodevening
19/05/2017 - 19:45 Mark Eggleton First one I have seen this year, a Hobby at RSPB Lodmoor tonight
17/05/2017 - 19:30 Steve Groves Hobby over 4.30pm.
16/05/2017 - 17:00 Retweet RT @PGrennard: Pom, Bonxie and Hobby past Portland Bill this pm. @BirdGuides @PortlandBirdObs
13/05/2017 - 16:45 Aiden Brown Four Hobbies hawking over the Stour near Fiddleford plus two cuckoos calling (including that wicked laugh they do)…
13/05/2017 - 12:15 Retweet RT @PGrennard: 2 Hobbies from the top fields, Portland. @PortlandBirdObs
10/05/2017 - 18:00 Ian Ballam Nice to see at least 3 Hobby around the Decoy Pond at Morden Bog this lunchtime
10/05/2017 - 13:00 Steve Groves 1st Hobby of the year this am but not a lot else. Grey Plover & Redshank the only passage waders.
09/05/2017 - 12:15 Ian Ballam My 1st Hobby of the year at Morden Bog
07/05/2017 - 19:15 Nick Urch Black Terns & Bonaparte's Gull still at Longham when I left at 6. Also Hobby over earlier & Cuckoo calling
07/05/2017 - 10:30 Dave Foot Hobby circling high over Combefield.
06/05/2017 - 16:30 Birds of Poole Harbour Presumed Monty Harrier through Swineham/Arne Moors earlier, 5 Hobby, loads of Swallow through @DorsetBirdClub @birdguides
06/05/2017 - 09:45 Richard from Charmouth Charmouth Sea watch: Hobby in/off at 9.30. Steady trickle of Swallow and 2 Swift coming in/off nice to watch. Absence of Skua.
05/05/2017 - 18:15 RSPB Arne Sightings from today...hobby, harrier, garden warbler, Dartford, yellow wag and gorgeous sum plum grey plover
04/05/2017 - 06:00 Mike Morse Al Barrett had a Hobby at Bex yesterday evening, sat on the rails of the car park!! Presumably fresh in...
02/05/2017 - 16:15 Retweet RT @SwallowBirding: Great time @RSPBArne yesterday. DARTFORD WARBLERS, HOBBY, DOWNY EMERALD DFLY and GREEN HAIRSTREAK amongst highlights! #…
29/04/2017 - 14:45 Retweet RT @GlamBirder: Female Pied Fly,Redstart (M+F) Spot Fly + Hobby at the back of the Hump, Avalanche Rd. 4 Whinchats Top Fields @PortlandBird…
28/04/2017 - 12:45 Hamish Murray Have really enjoyed manning my Durlston exhibition - last day on Monday (1/5) - Hobby just flown over castle!
Name of species Hobby
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