SE6083 : Eagle Mobbed by Crows

taken 12 months ago, near to Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Eagle Mobbed by Crows
Eagle Mobbed by Crows
'Mobbing' is a behaviour that birds engage in to defend themselves or their offspring from predators. Mobbing behaviour has been recorded in a wide range of species, crows are amongst the most frequent mobbers. Here, a mob of crows is attempting to harass an African Fish Eagle.

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The National Centre for Birds of Prey
The National Centre for Birds of Prey opened in 2013; it is set in the ancient woodlands of Duncombe Park on the outskirts of Helmsley. The centre has around 40 aviaries, almost all of which are on view to visitors. Most of the aviaries are in the form of timber barns which shelter the impressive collection birds from wind and rain and prevent the droppings of wild birds getting in from above. There are two or three flying demonstrations every day using different birds so that no bird flies twice on the same day. These demonstrations are designed to show the birdsí natural behaviour and their different flying styles.

When first opened, the centre was called the "International for Birds of Prey"; "International" was later replaced by "National" in the name.
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SE6083, 86 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Air, Sky, Weather 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 602 833 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.5545N 1:4.6096W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 602 833
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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NCBP  National Centre for Birds of Prey  Duncombe Park  Bird  African Fish Eagle  Haliaeetus Vocifer  Eagle  Crows  Mob  Mobbing 

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