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male Laced Woodpecker
 
Folks, a gentle reminder:

You can post a photo in a maximum of two threads - one of which is in the Photo Sharing and Discussion section and the other is in the Cameras and Lenses (Gear) section.

For example, if you post a photo in this thread, please don’t also post it in Bird Portraits. You can however post it in either the thread for the camera or the lens in the lens sample archive.

I’m sure you would agree that seeing the same bird photo, even the spectacular ones, in multiple bird threads can be irritating.

I hope we can police ourselves in this regard. I don’t want to start deleting duplicate photos because, well, nobody wants to see the rule book being wielded among friends, do we?

Thank you for listening.
 
So cool. I’ve never seen a Falco species go after a water bird before. Did the Peregrine catch the Yellow Bittern?
 
So cool. I’ve never seen a Falco species go after a water bird before. Did the Peregrine catch the Yellow Bittern?
The Yellow Bittern didn't stand a chance against the lightning-fast falcon. Sadly, it had its throat slit and sustained serious injuries, ultimately dying and sinking into the water.

Content Warning: The following image contains graphic content of a nature scene involving a falcon and a Yellow Bittern. Viewer discretion is advised due to the graphic nature of the scene. If you may find such images disturbing, please refrain from proceeding

Bird - Peregrine falcon-68251 by Real, on Flickr
Bird - Peregrine falcon-68406 by Real, on Flickr
Bird - Peregrine falcon-68444 by Real, on Flickr
 
Very interesting story. As birders we are always seeing new things and learning.

Separately, I want to acknowledge your photos. The photos are top notch quality and dramatically document this action in nature. Well done.
 
The Yellow Bittern didn't stand a chance against the lightning-fast falcon. Sadly, it had its throat slit and sustained serious injuries, ultimately dying and sinking into the water.

Content Warning: The following image contains graphic content of a nature scene involving a falcon and a Yellow Bittern. Viewer discretion is advised due to the graphic nature of the scene. If you may find such images disturbing, please refrain from proceeding

Bird - Peregrine falcon-68251 by Real, on Flickr
Bird - Peregrine falcon-68406 by Real, on Flickr
Bird - Peregrine falcon-68444 by Real, on Flickr

Seeing nature in action can be heart-breaking sometimes; but this is an absolutely amazing series to have been witness to and record. Just brilliantly captured, RAL!
 
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