Moorhen Murder

26th September 2005, Monday

Yesterday, from the Castle Water hide, I saw something I had not seen before … a Great Black-backed Gull catch an adult Moorhen, beat it to death and eat it. It was too big to swallow whole, so it eventually ripped it apart, much to the delight of 2 Carrion Crows in close attendance.
Moorhen caught by Great Black-backed Gull