I saw this falcon today at my local patch of Dhahran, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia. I did not see it until it flushed all the birds on the lake and I only managed to get poor flight views and poor photographs attached here.
It looked like a Eurasian Hobby but appeared quite large (although I have misjudged the size of birds here before) and the underwing looked very pale?
Please can you let me know your thoughts on the identity of this bird.
Thanks very much