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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Newton Marsh – kill Bill

Sorry for the Tarantino reference, can't help myself sometimes and searching for a title (John Wayne in Ford's 'classic').

Back in October 2012 I was down at Newton Marsh on the crack of (before all the wagons); grey miserable morning and the light wasn't anything but I came across this Peregrine on a kill and thought I'd share it with you.

I have so much stuff I haven't loaded, only because events overtake me before I do, and then days become weeks, become months...

and I was lucky enough to capture this Little Grebe, which I think are resident down there but you are a lucky to get four brief sightings in twelve months of these elusive birds.

The Peregrine protected its kill from these Carrion Crows, I assume a duck of some description (hence title); I didn't see the actually attack and capture, before the Peregrine departed – note the tatty tail feathers.

Simply illustrates what goes on when we are not looking and how a raptor of this size will take on larger birds!



1 comment:

Martin Jump said...

Pity about the light Geoff,but all the same a great story with images to back it up.