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The other day I drove into my street (Inner West - Sydney) and thought a re-make of the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" was occuring. The street was abuzz with birds - big and little.

Then I noticed they were doing mid air stalls and catching small insect. It took a while to focus my eyes on their pray, but yes they were very small insects - everywhere in the street - so were the birds.

Raced inside the house; grab camera - quickly change to long lens and back into the street. It was not an easy process to capture the event. However, here I present a large bird making an airbourne assualt - launching itself from the overhead power lines.

WS shows another big bird stalling mid air to catch the prey. Note how the wings and legs are outstretched in order to create wind drag to stall mid air and gather prey. Fasinating I thought, I would not have stopped and studied this previous to my TE life. :))

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