As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Eyes bigger than your belly? Greedy bee-eating bird tries to eat a BAT

PUBLISHED: 10:45, 8 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:47, 8 July 2015

There are times in life when you're so hungry you could eat anything that's put in front of you.

And as a juicy bat flew into range, that's just what this bird must have thought also.

Unfortunately, on this occasion, the predator literally bit off more than it could chew – or swallow, to be precise.

These stunning photographs capture the moment the European bee-eater – which, as the name suggests, normally feed on insects – tried to take on prey almost a third of its own size. 

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