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Another unexpected hunting scene, Gurgaon, 131214

I have made

this post

about taking an infant for a walk in her stroller, and coming upon a raptor with a kill.

Little did I know that history would repeat itself!

It is cloudy and gloomy at Gurgaon, and instead of sitting idly in the 19th floor, apartment, I decided to get some exercise by climbing down, walking around the building, and then climbing back.

As I walked on the pathway around the building, which is shaded by small tree, I was thrilled to see a Shikra which had just made a pigeon kill!

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I dared not go too close.

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It looked around for a bit, and then carried the pigeon across the barbed wire fence to the ground of the adjacent apartment building. In the process, it dropped its prey.

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However, I was able to click it, waiting for several unheeding people to go past before it dropped down out of my sight, presumably to pick up its food and go off.


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That was quite an unexpected bonus of the walk, and I never felt the 19 floors I climbed up, afterwards!


The photos are on my FB album

here
Tags: behaviour, birding, bonus, delhi, photography, shikra, travel
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