More newts fall prey to blackbird

It’s a wonder that we’ve got any newts left! I didn’t see her catch it but by the time I got my camera she’d finished despatching it. My 40 second movie has a soundtrack of me cursing as she flies to the centre of the lawn and I chase around to the kitchen to get a better view, but at least I caught a frame of her before she disappeared into the hedge.

blackbird eating a newt

blackbird eating a newt

blackbird eating a newt

The female blackbird has caught another smooth newt and is dealing with it in a corner of the lawn

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