Dispute #midnighthaiku

There was an almighty screeching outside… unmistakeably a kite… so I grabbed the camera. Several crows were mobbing the bird of prey on the wing. There are a number of reasons why they may do so…territorial or feeding disputes or the protection and education of their young. The shots are not the clearest, and I only managed to get one crow in the frame, but the kite was so vocal! They were moving so fast that I was lucky to get any shots at all, but I loved having caught the kite at it turned to screech 🙂

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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31 Responses to Dispute #midnighthaiku

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I love the kites too, the birds here mob them too occasionally!


  2. trentpmcd says:

    I do find the bird vs bird conflicts interesting. I’m not sure what it is about crows, but they do seem to go after the large bird of prey all of the time. Earlier today I posted a photo of a crow eyeing a fish an osprey had caught. A couple of other crows showed up later. The fish was huge – over 2 feet long.


  3. Wow, beautiful Sue!


  4. jenanita01 says:

    Haven’t seen a Kite in Hampshire yet, but the Crows just mob the Magpies instead. I love watching their aerial acrobatics!


  5. Denis1950 says:

    Great capture of the fight, a haiku for the moment as you saw it Sue


  6. Lovely photographs, Sue.


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