Raven’s gift

High above Hawthornthwaite Fell in the Forest of Bowland, soaring on the mid-day thermals was spotted this Raven, clutching a ‘gift’ for its mate in its beak. On closer examination though I cannot discern what this gift actually is: could it possibly be a section of a gorse or heather root? Perhaps it’s a snaffled half-a-sausage from some day-trippers’ lunches up on the moors? Or could it even be a snapped-off piece from Britain’s only poisonous snake, the Adder?

It’s definitely an avian mystery for sure…

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 20.1mp digital Bridge camera with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/800 seconds*


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