A short drive around the Corner (6)

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Subject: A short drive around the Corner (6)
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:41:43 +0000

At Green Cape, exactly 9 years before, I had snapped a young sea-eagle flying in from the ocean with a food item. Given the scavenging habits of the SE I had taken this to be most likely a dead or exhausted shearwater that had been plucked from the surface.  My snap from last Saturday is more difficult to interpret.  The peregrine falcon, also coming in from far out, was carrying smaller prey, with longish trailing legs. I suppose this might have been one of the smaller shearwaters or perhaps a storm-petrel. I can see the falcon has a fragment of down sticking to the bill, perhaps from despatching the unfortunate seabird just after capture. That might have happened on the surface, or perhaps while on the wing. If the nest or favourite feeding roost of this falcon could be found, any prey remains that could be analysed might show an interesting range of parts from different oceanic bird species.


A flock of seagulls flying in the sky

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