Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Breakfast for Kestrel

This slide show is pretty self explanatory.

Little did we suspect when we put out the bread and seeds under the olive tree that we would be setting up this unsuspecting starling in quite such a spectacular way.

Don't get too squeamish if I tell you that it was the screaming which alerted me to the goings on, but I didn't feel empowered to interfere given that this same scene will be played out several times a day outside our garden.

If I had succeeded in chasing off the kestrel I would have been left with a starling with a huge hole in its chest which I would then have had to put out of its misery (and the kestrel would have had to go kill another bird for its breakfast!). Nature in all its savage glory...

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