Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Life can be short

Juvenile Ringed Plovers on Birsay beach. Several flew to the rocks to roost as dusk approached. Something flashed through the scope and I scanned rapidly left to catch it; that moment the blue, grey Peregrine plucked the Ringed Plover from its roost. Wing and leg dangling, life's last moments ebbed as they rounded the low cliff to be lost from view.

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