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Hobbies have dark-coloured backs, streaked bellies and underwings with a distinctive red patch behind their feet. Similar in size to a Kestrel, but are identifiable by their more angular, pointed wings. Hobbies are incredibly impressive aerial artists - diving with rapid bursts of speed and spectacular turns.

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Captivating to watch in the sky where you will most likey see them, Hobbies are so fast that they can catch dragonflies, insects and even bats in mid-air. Male and female are similar, though juveniles lack the distinctive red patch behind their feet.