Buzzard preying on Short-eared Owl

At about 13.00 GMT on 26th October 1978,1 observed a Short-eared Owl Asio lammeus quartering the Chy-kembro Common, near Zennor, west Cornwall, at a height of l-2m. Suddenly, a Buzzard Buteo buteo flew up from low gorse and grasses nearby, taking the owl by surprise. While both were in flight, the Buzzard turned the owl backwards and sank its talons into its b


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