Thursday, 2 April 2015

Sparrowhawk Drowns Pigeon

As I have remarked in the past, being in the right place with a camera at the right time sometimes results in getting unusual shots.

Today was one such occasion when a Sparrowhawk downed and drowned a pigeon only yards away from me. 

The pigeon frantically tried to escape and eventually broke free, it only travelled a matter of 30 feet before the hawk hit it again and both fell into the river.

 The hawk was determined to keep it's kill and held the pigeon under the water, it was pitiful to watch because the pigeon was being drowned and the hawk could not lift it out of the water. It was a waste of a pigeons life as it floated away, and the hawk took off. Sequence of shots tells the story.  

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