What huge commotion out in the back garden this morning, as a Peregrine Falcon took one of our resident Collared Doves in mid-air. As it lifted the dove up the local Herring Gulls (with young on their nests) flew off the chimney pots and attacked the Peregrine. It worked and the dove was released, but sadly was dead as it hit the ground in the neighbours garden.
As the Peregrine turned back, its mate turned up and both circled the house several times before heading off towards Easton.
This evening 23 Swifts passed over the house also heading north.
One very confused Collared Dove, which has been calling for its mate for most of the day.
A small passage of Swifts over the house.