Over our back garden, last week.

A Jackal Buzzard being attacked by a African Harrier Hawk.

Is this a new phenomenon, or are birds literally attacking each other all the time and I’m only just noticing now? After all, in the last couple of weeks, there was this. And then this. And now there’s that (above).

What you can’t see in this image is the other Jackal Buzzard. That’s because the other Jackal Buzzard had already been attacked and was probably thinking that it was safer just to spiral away into the Spring-like sky rather than being attacked again. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this second Jackal Buzzard made the same decision very soon after this shot was taken.