Short eared owl and a kestrel by Jeff Brown

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PICTURED: The owl with the vole just before the attack.<br />
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A hungry kestrel tries to steal dinner from a much bigger owl by using a surprise karate kick.  The common kestrel swooped in and attacked the short eared owl while it was sitting on a fence with a vole in its talons.<br />
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The owl reacted quickly by raising its wings and trying to take off with its dinner as the falcon clung on. Their battle raged on as they flew away from a watching photographer.  Jeff Brown, 69, captured the attack while photographing at Levenhall Links nature reserve in his hometown of Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland.  SEE COPY FOR DETAILS<br />
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