Saturday, March 2, 2013

Harassment...




































Yesterday, when we were walking along the river Tyne at Wylam, a cacophony overhead drew our attention to this gang of crows mobbing a buzzard. Birds of prey must get fed up with this constant harassment but this raptor had the situation well under control. It soared higher and higher in tight circles then, when the crows got too close, threw in a wide circle that left them cawing at each other in the centre, wondering where their victim had gone. 

Wonderful to watch - a masterclass.

1 comment:

  1. I recently watched something similar with a Red Kite at the centre. Always makes me wonder why the Crows do it and why the raptors put up with it.

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