Owl steals mouse from Kestrel by Chris Castling (14 images)

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This magnificent aerial battle between two majestic birds took place above an English field as they fought for the same prey. A barn owl swooped through the air gripping a vole with its hooked beak, while a sly kestrel followed in chase, hoping for a free dinner.

The beautiful owl, with its golden-grey feathers and bright white underbelly, ignored the chestnut-brown kestrel - which is only half its size. But the ambitious kestrel reached out with her powerful claws and managed...
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