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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Originally Posted by art frames View Post

Female Sparrowhawk
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

When I look at this picture of our local sparrowhawk that was plucking a collared dove, I imagine that the action of cloaking the prey is a guilty reaction to being seen and having her picture taken... "move along, move along, nothing to be seen here... keep moving now everybody... nothing happening here".

I think you have to have watched Johnny Morris as a teenager...
It's called mantling, the theory is it's to hide the prey from other species that might try to take it.
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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