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Vole's Bad Hair Day

By teocali
Following yesterday's upload showing this Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) disembowelling its prey and discarding the entrails, it then proceeded to meticulously pluck and discard the fur from the Vole. It was so intent on what is was doing, that I was able to creep a little closer. A wonderful insight into nature in the raw! This was taken from 45.7m away.

Thank you for your C&Cs on yesterdays grisly shot - much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Prey Action Vole Feeding Fur Kestrel Common Falco tinnunculus Wildlife and nature Papercourt meadows

Voters: Brian65, norton, pronabk and 52 more

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Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 10:08AM
Fantastic shot,well timed Sylvia.

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norton 12 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 10:11AM
Another excellent wildlife image Sylvia, well captured.................

20 Jan 2012 10:15AM
Well caught
KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
20 Jan 2012 10:16AM
Love the title! Cracking capture.

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
20 Jan 2012 10:38AM
A superb capture, Sylvia, poor vole Sad Carol
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 11:08AM
Great shot, Sylvia.
20 Jan 2012 11:22AM
Fabulous timing, a superb capture.

TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 11:36AM
Well taken, Sylvia. An interesting angle with the bird settled on an ideal perch.
MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
20 Jan 2012 12:01PM
Superb image, great timing
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 12:48PM
brilliant comp sylvia wonderful colours and tones super detail a real belter nice one Wink
madshutter 5 13 United States
20 Jan 2012 12:51PM
love the title click
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
20 Jan 2012 12:58PM
So lucky to see this, never mind capture. What a superb image.............Sandy
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 1:18PM
Absolutely marvellous. Paying back the cost of the lens in spades !!

MossyOak 4 22 15 England
20 Jan 2012 1:18PM
I remember seeing the fur being plucked and missed every time. Superb timing Sylvia
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 1:23PM
A very nice detailed image...
Very sharp and clear..
Nice colours and textures as as..
Great work...
7 10 10 England
20 Jan 2012 1:58PM
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
20 Jan 2012 2:57PM
30 Wink
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
20 Jan 2012 3:40PM
Very well captured.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
20 Jan 2012 4:07PM
Missed every moment of this excellent display Sylvia. I am so glad you have made the best of it. Super capture.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 4:57PM
What an experience Sylvia, and so well captured
20 Jan 2012 4:59PM
Perfect timing Sylvia and just as good as the previous Wink
20 Jan 2012 5:26PM
Hi Sylvia, totally superb a fantastic capture regards gray
Dinney 8 2 England
20 Jan 2012 5:33PM
Another well timed shot Sylvia,
20 Jan 2012 8:22PM
Brilliant shot!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Jan 2012 8:39PM
And folk think I have bad manners at the dinner table.....Tongue

Get yer moth box out tonight you, it's really mild and no rain forecast who knows what might turn up?

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 8:48PM
good shot
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Jan 2012 10:55PM
You've captured the moment perfectly, impecable timing

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