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Raven under the cosh from belligerent hoodies

Hooded crows are a pretty cranky bunch at this time of year, and don’t seem to tolerate much in the way of intrusion on their “patch” by anything remotely perceived as threatening.

Raptors and other corvids are given short shrift as the hoodies work in tandem to see them off. This pair, down at The Warren in Rosscarbery, (where our Discover Wildlife Weekend is based in May) chased off a peregrine that had settled on the cliffs before turning their attention to this poor raven that just happened to be passing by.

What followed was a master-class in mobbing by the hoodies as they drove the raven away. Amazing scene to witness

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