Friday, December 06, 2013

Eating Pigeon

A pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) in London are well known for their Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domest.) eating habits. This one managed to escape but dropped into the middle of the lake as it succumbed to fatal injuries inflicted by one of the pair. The gulls were unable to eat the bird in the water but waited patiently for 30 minutes until it drifted back to the shoreline. By this time the pigeon was extremely weak and a final lunge seem to finish it off.