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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Dec 8 10:54 PM

December 8, 2007 Plucking

From http://curiousphotos.blogspot.com/20...pity-bird.html
That's gotta hurt.




busterb  Saturday Dec 8 11:23 PM

Wonder why the hawk left the job unfinished? A sea gull?



ZenGum  Saturday Dec 8 11:28 PM

Euowwwwch!!

Darn, Bruce, could you put a "warning: graphic" in the title? That isn't pretty. Yeah, I know, nature, red in tooth and claw (or beak and talon as the case may be), but give us warning.

So ...What Bird Is That?
And please don't say bald-necked seagull ('cause I already did).
Seagull Vs ... ?? Hawk? Osprey? Lesser Spotted Bad-ass Mo-Fo?



LJ  Saturday Dec 8 11:36 PM

the first raptor is a falcon.

but if youre wondering why it left the scene.....click bruce's link......there's a picture of a hawk towards the end......i guess that bald necked pigeon didnt live that long after the falcon attack



predatormc  Sunday Dec 9 05:27 AM

I believe the first bird is a Peregrine Falcon (or a "Duck hawk" in the US). The second bird i'm not too sure. It looks a lot like a Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), but they aren't found in the USA. The location could be almost anywhere.

If those pictures are real it's amazing the common gull is still alive, although I doubt it would be for long.



Spectacle  Sunday Dec 9 05:32 AM

I wonder how it can survive. It doesn't even look like there is any muscle mass, it looks like bone.



classicman  Sunday Dec 9 11:08 AM

Something doesn't seem right in the photos on the site. The 8th pic down is of what appears to be a totally different predatory bird. The markings look very different.



ZenGum  Sunday Dec 9 11:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by classicman View Post
Something doesn't seem right in the photos on the site. The 8th pic down is of what appears to be a totally different predatory bird. The markings look very different.
That is the point that Predatormc is making.
The story seems to be, the first predator (peregrine falcon) attacked the seagul, got it to earth and was half way through finishing it off when the second, bigger meaner predator showed up and scared the peregrine off. Presumably the bigger bird then dined on the rapidly expiring gull.

I'm still amazed that the gull is standing. It's neck has been savaged, yet apparently the crucial blood vessels are intact. I guess Steven isn't the only tough Seagull about...


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 9 12:51 PM

The real world finally put an end to that hippie, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, crap.



classicman  Sunday Dec 9 01:05 PM

I'm just not buyin it.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 9 01:07 PM

Sorry, no refunds.



classicman  Sunday Dec 9 01:09 PM

But I have my receipt!



Sundae  Sunday Dec 9 01:55 PM

Horrible.

I can deal with animals being eaten, but I don't like to think of them suffering. Very pleased it was polished off quickly.



Sheldonrs  Sunday Dec 9 02:33 PM

Good thing the seagull didn't asked for a Brazillian wax.



ViennaWaits  Friday Dec 14 06:14 PM

Quote:
Lesser Spotted Bad-ass Mo-Fo?
ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
That made my day. Fabulous.


HungLikeJesus  Friday Dec 14 06:21 PM

If a chicken can live 18 months without a head, I don't see why this bird wouldn't do just fine with a minor flesh wound on its neck.



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