Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Nature red in tooth and claw

Sometimes life plays out it's most dramatic moments right in
front of you. Sitting quietly at the computer yesterday there
was a huge thump upstairs as a Sparrow Hawk took a Magpie
mid flight and slammed it into the bedroom window spiralling
down to the patio. I got up, looked out and the Sparrow Hawk
took fright, flew a few yards and watched both me and the injured
Magpie. It soon returned and a fight commenced ending up on
the lawn where the Hawk used it's skills to win the day.
It's not often you see a Sparrow Hawk take a bird its own size,
least of all a Magpie which, let's face it, is a tough bird.

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