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That's Nature

By MEM
Whilst watching a dozen or more starlings feeding in the garden suddenly they scattered in all directions, not realising what had happened until I saw a sparrow hawk squeezing the life out of one of the starlings, grabbing the camera quick I managed to get a couple of shots before the hawk started to pluck the starling while it was still struggling to get free, it then took the starling into the corner of the garden and started to tear it apart, the hawk seemed to rest at times and then spent about ten minutes doing nothing and after an hour and a half of watching my curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to creep up the garden to see what was happening and I surprisingly got to within about eight foot and then the hawk decided it was time to quickly go leaving only a pile of feathers, I guess it must have took the carcass as apparently they don't eat the bones, time to feel guilty as the hawk probably hadn't finished it's meal.

Tags: Starling Sturnus vulgaris Sparrow hawk Accipiter nisus Wildlife and nature

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Guilty as hell Smile
Nice shot!

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TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2017 4:54PM
Great shot, Michael - even sparrowhawks have to eat!
Tony
8 Jan 2017 5:27PM
Stunning shot Grin
Spkr51 4 United States
10 Jan 2017 1:01AM
Excellent shot ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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