10 October, 2008

Raptor Rapture

Slightly less bright today with stronger winds, but as yesterday, keeping with the flight theme. These Common Buzzard took full advantage of the updraughts in the Bison Hill area of Dunstable Downs.
One of these individuals (seen in all three images) looked as if it had swallowed a cricket ball ! I presume it's just a full crop - let me know if you have an alternative theory ...

A Red Kite drifted by and did not show wing tags. It did not hang around - constantly harried by corvids.

By the time i'd noticed him, this juvenile Peregrine had almost got away after a quick interaction with the local Kestrel.

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