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 19 September 2018

Tiny bird poses triumphantly on top of unconscious hawk

Kate Buck
Friday 7 Sep 2018 9:52 pm

A tiny bird has been photographed posing triumphantly on top of an unconscious hawk it managed to escape from.

In a photo that would not look out of place in the WWE hall of fame, the little guy, believed to be a Northern wheatear, holds his head aloft as he does a victory pose before flying away. As the sparrowhawk tried to hunt the tiny bird, Mother Nature decided to play with the food chain and it smashed into a window, knocking itself out.

But don’t worry, the unlucky predator recovered after 20 minutes, before going hunting again and devouring another unlucky bird. The incredible snap was taken on a wind farm site in the North Sea on Thursday. It later was shared on Twitter by ‘Nestfinder5978’ who says their nephew sent them the snap.

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