Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Plucked but unharmed


The falcon is plucking its unfortunate prey – a common gull (Larus canus) – taking care of the neck first.
Falcon1


Then a buzzard (Buteo buteo) shows up and chases-off the falcon, who leaves its prey behind. What follows is the remarkable revival of the gull. The brave bird gets up, stands fiercely on its feet and looks unharmed, … except for some missing feathers.
Falcon2


He’s gonna catch himself a cold.


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW -I can't believe their necks are so skinny.

Falcon hater said...

He has got to be somewhat harmed, unless his skin color is usually bright red... Anyway, kind of a disturbing pic.

Anonymous said...

A real pencil neck.

Anonymous said...

photo shopped, buzzards don't eat fresh meat

Anonymous said...

that doesn't look like a buzzard but more like a falcon or young hawk.

Anonymous said...

I see a hawk and a gull... what doesn't look like a buzzard? You mean the buzzard not shown in any pictures doesn't look like a buzzard?
Get some coffee dude.

Anonymous said...

read the caption... buzzard chases of the falcon

Anonymous said...

gull looks drunk in second picture, maybe it shouldn't have been necking with the falcon

Anonymous said...

Golly anonymous poster right above me-

you are soooooo funny- you should go on the road.