Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Got a Cob on

Two evenly matched male Mutes battling it out at Flushing Meadows Scrap on ! After 10-15 mins, no surprise that both were tiring In the reedbed close by their mates were knocking lumps out of each other too ! One Pen broke away & then it became 2 onto 1 ..... exit 1 Cob into the reedbed were he became trapped.... Both his assailants clambered onto him, the male bird seemingly trying to drown the victim, but he kept losing grip of its neck. After another 5 mins, he looked very sorry for himself, minus several feathers, but lived to tell the tail as the dominant pair swam off looking for the other female ! ( have added a Red Squirrel video clip onto previous post )

1 comment:

  1. good video and photo. moments in action
    The header image of Goosander pair, is amazing