A kestrel and a barn owl took place in a spectacular mid-air fight - as one tried to steal the other's lunch. The adult owl had successfully caught a vole and was flying off to enjoy its hunt when the common kestrel launched its frenzied attack to get the food.
The kestrel "slammed" into the barn owl causing it to spin upside down while the bird tried its best to fly off with the owl's meal. Alan Wennington captured the action while photographing the barn owl at Cresswell on the Northumberland coast. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.