Pigeon picks starling up at feeder by Alex Appleby (12 images)

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A bullying pigeon picks up a starling by the wing and flings it over its shoulder to stop it taking any of its food. The small brown bird is ditched over the side of the fence by the much larger pigeon.

Pigeons can be very aggressive over territory and the juvenile starlings tried their hardest to get a few morsels from the bird feeder. The photographs were captured in Hatfield Peverel in Essex, by computer programmer, Alex Appleby.
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