TQ5880 : "Dogfight" Over the Mardike Valley

taken 8 years ago, near to North Stifford, Thurrock, Great Britain

"Dogfight" Over the Mardike Valley
"Dogfight" Over the Mardike Valley
Proof that large raptors now inhabit the South Essex London borders. I was alerted to the drama by the alarm call of a Green Woodpecker beating a hasty retreat into the cover of the trees. A couple of crows started mobbing the buzzard twisting and turning in an amazing aerobatic display. Here the tables are turned somewhat! I only wish I had been a hundred yards closer with my auto focus turned off, the shutter steadfastly refused to fire for what would have been a couple of enthralling shots!
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TQ5880, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 September, 2009
Category
Wildlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 587 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8590N 0:17.1103E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 586 801
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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