Ann and myself had a little trip down to Stoke today to see the red footed falcon that has been present for the last 10 days or so. What a great little bird . We set off at 7-30am, arriving 1 hour later thinking we might be the first to see it today only to find at least 30 people already there. It was a bit distant hidden in a large tree at first, but then came out to perch on some telephone wires only about 50yds away giving great views. There was unbelievably the added bonus of a female black redstart just 100yds up the road showing really well.