Interesting Behavior.

Martin Jump was in touch with some interesting behavior and two record shots to accompany his observations. For a larger presentation, please clik the piks.

Based on observations, the Raven made no movement  after landing on the marsh, bringing Martin to be convinced this Raven was actively harrying the Lapwings, as opposed to attempting to rob them of eggs or young in the nest, making lunges with its large open bill and calling aggressively as in this image.

The Raven was seen to make aerial attacks at the Lapwings on several occasions, in a way that had Martin concluding that a corvid was being seen attempting to take a wader as prey, and certainly not a Raven raiding a Lapwing nest.

Garden Birds.

A Blue Tit was prospecting at the nest box in our garden yesterday.