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Aldcliffe

Posted by Barrie Cooper 
Aldcliffe
August 06, 2018 12:21PM
Interesting scenario this morning when I noticed a young live kestrel had a leg snared up on some barbed wire on an electricity pylon. A young female peregrine noticed the struggling kestrel and flew in to sit a few feet above the unfortunate captive. The peregrine made three half-hearted attempts at the kestrel without success - probably not sure how to deal with the hyper predator and the barbed wire. After ten minutes the peregrine flew off leaving the struggling and exhausted kestrel. A magpie appeared on the scene and presumably will take advantage of an easy meal if the kestrel fails to free itself.
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