Sunday, September 24, 2006

Kestrel vs. Crow

In what has become a fairly regular occurance, young crows spar with young kestrels. There seems to be a high intensity to these contests, each matching its new found abilities against the other. On the one hand, the crow has size and power. In level flight, a crow can run down a kestrel. But the manuverability and turn radius of the kestrel are second to none.

The kestrel dives at the crow!

The crow picks up the chase...

Here the kestrel turns the tails on the crow. It appears that the kestrel could do the crow some damage here if it really wanted to.

They dip behind the rooftops!

And re-emerge again!

After running the crows off,

The kestrel took up aa favored position.

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