Birds in battle over owl’s prey
Two predatory birds were caught on camera, one stealing the other’s prey. This barn owl had caught a vole and was carrying it back to its perch with it, when a female kestrel, only half its size, came and snatched it off it again! It snatched it in its talons and swooped upwards, but then the barn owl flew after it and got it back with its beak. Photographer Chris Castling, 60, captured this incredible tug of war.