A Woodpigeon was too slow on Sunday afternoon and attracted the terminal attention of one of our immature Peregrines. No one saw the stoop but a puff of feathers and the panicking of all the wildfowl told us that something had occurred.

The culprit was easy to pick out as she sat on an island and plucked her hapless and very deceased victim while being watched attentively by a hoard of slightly perturbed duck and dive bombed by the very aggressive Lapwings that wanted her to take her dinner somewhere else!

After a good pluck and a small snack she somehow managed to take off with the carcass and headed off, with the Lapwings still and very bravely in attendance.

Cracking image storyboard by Tony O'Brien

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