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Red kite battles with peregrine falcon above Norwich Cathedral

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04.05.2021

A Norfolk couple have captured on camera a stand-off between a red kite and Norwich cathedral's peregrines - with the latter claiming victory despite a wingspan half the size.

Chris Skipper and his wife Kim, from Costessey, saw the red kite encircling Norwich Cathedral yesterday, May 2 at around 9.30am.

The red kite was spotted flying above the Cathedral yesterday - rare for a bird that usually scavenges in the countryside. You can just make out the peregrine who had taken the prey up to the cathedral spire to distract the kite from his chicks - Credit: Chris Skipper

He said: "It was absolutely amazing to see the red kite because they hardly ever fly over the city. It was such a rare moment.

"The way they hunt is by scavenging, and there's very little to scavenge in the centre of........

© Norwich Evening News


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