Tag Archives: Predator

Kestrel

A few shots of a Kestrel taken at Droitwich in Worcestershire.

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European Otter

A few shots of a European otter.

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Stoat

A few shots of a stoat taken at the BWC.

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Sparrowhawk

Here are a few shots of a stunning Sparrowhawk taken in Aylesbury on a very gloomy day indeed.  I wonder if this could be the same bird that perched in a tree in my garden a couple of months ago taking advantage of the poor little birds at my feeders.  See here:  https://wordpress.com/post/johnmallaney.com/7366

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Sparrowhawk Kill (*Graphic*)

As previously mentioned in my last post when an opportunity arises to document a  predator at work it is very difficult to resist.  The picture on the ground was taken from my window and shows the aftermath of a successful attack on a goldfinch.  The remaining pictures were taken up my garden tree as the Sparrowhawk does what comes naturally.  Some may find the pictures upsetting but this is just another of many examples of the circle of life.

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Scottish Wildcat

Here are a few shots of a Scottish Wildcat which is Britain’s last large mammal predator.  Although they look very similar to a household tabby cat, these are super-tough, can comfortably survive Scotland’s harshest winters and are more than a match for large eagles.  Unfortunately, the latest figures suggest that there are less than 100 left in the wild.  The Wildcat Haven Project is currently trying to turn the tide in favour of the wildcat, aiming to increase their numbers to around 1,000 to ensure sustainability –  more at: http://www.wildcathaven.co.uk

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