Merlin and Snipe

from NaturalHistoryMuseum.Ac.Uk

Many thanks to Mike Groves, who forwarded me this image of a merlin doing a number on a snipe.

I’ve never seen merlin hunting snipe, but both species are relatively common on the Chayne. I suppose it must happen, and provided I get to see, I don’t have much of a problem with it. After all, despite the time and effort I put into grouse, snipe are ten a penny at certain times of the year, and a few people who have been up to visit have asked me why I bother trying to work with anything else.

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