Friday, 6 January 2012

Killer Carrion at Ryans Field

An injured Lapwing was struggling at Ryans Field, two Carrion Crows were immediately on it's case. The Lapwing put up a tremendous fight but in the end there was only going to be one outcome. The Lapwing had to endure its original injury, pecking and the drowning attempts by the assailants. Weakened the bird was dragged onto the shore, where the two carrion pinned the bird down and just ate it whilst it was still alive, feathers and chunks of lapwing were ruthlessly ripped from bird.  All this took four minutes before the Lapwing succumbed. So that is how nature works the strong pick out the weak and a brutal, sometimes slow death follows.  Anyway after watching the Crows have lunch I popped over to Marazion very quiet here, did get a fleeting glance of the Bittern so one is still there. Again photography was dogged by bad light, so image quality isn't fantastic, but I try! Hope you enjoy the images from my first post this year.

The attack commences as the injured Lapwing struggles in the water

Dragged to shore, the Lapwing is doomed

Eaten Alive

Still enjoy his ill gotten meal

Swan in flight at Mrazion

I said it was quiet, even the Mallard is in the first post of 2012


Joop Zand said...

WOW....These are amazing shots Bob....... very good photowork.

greetings, Joop

JRandSue said...

Outstanding captures Bob,amazing images.

holdingmoments said...

Amazing shots of the Crows and Lapwing Bob.
Nature does have its cruel side at times.

Sam and Lisa said...

Patience is the virtue Bob and you seem to have plenty. Truly outstanding captures of the Carrion Crow attacking the Lapwing.

Unknown said...

Dramatic images Bob and great flight shots. What with the Bittern earlier in the year and now the Lapwing Ive got your next post title for you 'The killing Fields'.

Millhouse Photography said...

Cracking shots mate. Those crows are birds of Prey!