To the title of this post and the red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus. At the beginning of June a red-footed Falcon was seen at Willington Gravel Pits in Derbyshire, it's not too far from where I live so off I went. The usual scenario arose, I arrived and it wasn't there, about 15 minutes later the bird arrived. It was a bird I'd never seen before and was truly magnificent and a real beauty.
The red-footed falcon is most commonly seen in eastern Europe, but from time to time they do appear in Great Britain.
Unfortunately this photo isn't great but was the only decent one I managed to take on the camera I had at the time.