Monday, 29 September 2008

Dog Fight

A long fell walk is good for you; the longer the better when it takes your son 2 hours to stop moaning about going for a walk! At least the second 2 hours was more sociable. Now I know why I usually go on my own....

The wheatear on the walls didn't impress, the singing lark gained only mild interest
but the one-heck-of-an-aerial-mobbing-and-mobbing-back by a pair of peregrines and a pair of ravens did make him stop and stare. Each bird fighting for height then swooping down to crash feet first onto the back of the other - very exciting.

Photos of wheatear and raven by Mike Atkinson - follow the link from this blog to his website.


Crafty Green Poet said...

ravens and peregrines fighting - that is exciting! I love wheatears and larks too of course

Susan Richardson said...

Sounds very exciting! Has it inspired a poem?

Dave King said...

Intriguing! An experience to treasure.

Mistlethrush said...

Hi All,

Wildlife experiences are to be treasured, aren't they? It's such a privilege to encroach, even for a very short period, into the life of something or someone else.

And I agree Susan - I should have got a poem from it. But so far it's not taken flight.

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