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Mr Stonechat spying for caterpillars | by Cyclingrelf
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Mr Stonechat spying for caterpillars

Mr Stonechat's hunting technique was to sit on a high point - a patch of gorse or a stick - and survey his surroundings for insects. On spying a grubbly delicacy, he quickly swooped down and collected his prize before returning to his perch. I assume he generally ate his findings on picking them up, but he did bring a few larger caterpillars back to his hunting perch while I was watching.

 

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Taken on April 7, 2010