Falcons (Falconidae)
Falcons are long-winged and fast-flying birds, and many catch their prey in the air in spectacular stoops. Some are highly gregarious, and others have remarkable migrant-orientated lifestyles. Most have long, pointed wings, long tails, rounded heads and powerful legs and talons.
There are sixty species worldwide, of which ten breed in Europe.
Species seen but not photographed:
  • Merlin: Otmoor, Oxon (January 2010)
  • Hobby: Farmoor, Oxon (September 2017)
  • Barbary Falcon: Fuerteventura (March 2018)
  • Eleonora's Falcon: Bulgaria (June 2014)