Saturday, October 12, 2013

Humber Peregrines

these two, an adult male and an immature female shot past chasing a Bar-tailed Godwit and after a long chase the male knocked the godwit into the Humber; it was not dead but appeared unable to take off and the two Peregrines spent about 10 minutes trying to pick it up; the male lifted it off the water once but then dropped it again; the light was appalling with constant drizzle and light rain -- as the godwit drifted closer to the shore the Peregrines had to come closer to our position and I think this is what led them to abandon it in the end --

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