Buzzard vs Heron

 
Matthew vagg
 
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Matthew vagg
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16 July 2017 07:56
 

I was walking yesterday along the Hulk moor rhyne when I disturbed a Heron on the bank edge,it flew off with something large in its beak which turned out to be a an adult rat still very much alive.It then flew 300 meters into a ploughed field where it struggled to kill the rat which escaped several times only to be recaptured after several spearing’s.The Heron was about to take his meal when out of nowhere a Buzzard flew down and stole his kill who then flew off to a plucking post leaving a very angry Heron.
Also in this area,several Marsh frogs heard,which seems a bit late to me.