One of the most valuable lessons in outdoor photography: Always have your camera with you. Barry Willson, an avid hobby photographer in the Devon area, caught the harsh reality of what can happen when two young sibling hawks decide to use beaks and claws on each other.
At first glance, it appears that these two-juvenile red-tailed hawks are just having a “little teenage angst” according to Chris Fisher, noted ecologist and author. Chris was surprised things went as far as they did — the hawk on top ended up eating the one on the bottom. Fisher calls it siblicide — and to witness the event is very rare.
Just how did all of this unfold? Listen in as I sit down and have a chat with photographer Barry Willson.
Podcast Interview (audio)