T h e B i r d s O f S o u t h G l o u c e s t e r s h i r e
RED-FOOTED FALCON - Falco vespertinus
An adult female was found on Northwick Warth around
10:50 on October 15th. It was seen perched in a
'tree' near the second Sentry Box before flying
towards Pilning Wetland but despite an extensive
search it could not be relocated.
On September 16th an adult male was identified near Severn
House Farm south-west of Berkeley and was seen to fly across
the S. Gloucestershire boarder. (Swaine; in
lit. - 1982).
This is the first documented
reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.