“Getting back from work today, I saw an Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) being chased by crows right over my house. I ran in to get my camera, and when I came out again, the birds were by then quite a distance away…
“Just when I was watching the birds disappeared over the distance, I heard some squabbling nearby, and it turned out to be a pair of Spotted Doves (Streptopelia chinensis) having what I think was a territorial dispute by the roadside outside my house, their breast colours seemingly brighter than usual in the heat of it all… The stand off lasted a few minutes, and ended when passers-by approached and the birds flew off.
“…the two screenshots (above) – something different from the lovey-dovey courtship scenes in recent posts.
“So much drama after a long day at work!”
10th February 2011