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Wasp Catcher

By Richard_OSullivan  
I saw a group of Magpies rushing around underneath some fruit trees but for some time couldn't realise what they were up to. After about 5 minutes of watching them realised there was lots of wasps eating the rotting fruit and the magpies eating the wasps.
Very slowly grabbed the camera off the back seat and snapped away.
They were quite a distance from me but I liked this one.

Any comments welcome as always
Thank you for looking
Rick

Tags: General Wild Wasp Magpie Wildlife and nature Richard osullivan Eternal-view

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Comments


CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 Oct 2011 6:01PM
A super image, Richard, very well captured. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 6:11PM
Excellent observation on your part and a super image as a result.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
27 Oct 2011 6:12PM
Great spot and capture. Never seen them doing this before.

Dave
27 Oct 2011 6:51PM
Lovely image.
Colin
wonkers 12 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:10PM
Well captured

Jill
27 Oct 2011 7:37PM
Well taken.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
27 Oct 2011 7:41PM
An excellent natural history image Richard, I never knew magpies ate wasps before today
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:58PM
Great shot !!!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
27 Oct 2011 8:22PM
This is a great nature study--love the determined look on the magpie!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 8:57PM
Great timing here Richard, not seen with an insect in the beak yet
Lillian
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.3k 58 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 4:20PM
Very keen observation - anything that reduces wasps get my vote Smile
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
7 Nov 2011 10:35PM
Glad to see your interesting wildlife shots again! this one is a real beauty of the 'caught in the act' kind
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 11:36AM
I have heard of "A bulldog chewing a wasp...."GrinGrin Good Work to you.....and good work to the magpie's!
Diane

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