This morning we had the oppurtunity to see a fairly uncommon Eurasian Hobby Falcon on our Morning safari drive . Very Cool.
The Hobby is a Paleartic Migrant which only visits South Africa from October through to April. They unfortunately do not breed in South Africa.
They feed mostly on flying insects, small birds as well as the faster flying birds such as Swifts and Swallows. Bats also make a up a part of their diet.
As with most Raptors ( birds of prey ) the female is larger than the male. They reach a length of around 32cm and only weigh in at around 215g.
A first time sighting for myself!
Quinton Chick - Lodge Manager and Guide