I was watching wader’s this morning at my usual spot at Titchfield Haven. With the tide in the Sanderlings were relaxing as usual.
Without warning a Kestrel dropped out of the sky picked up a Sanderling and fled alone the beach, with the shocked bird in its talons. Lucky for the Sanderling the Kestral lost its grip and the bird took off at speed out to sea followed by the rest of the flock from the beach.
I have never seen a Kestel attempt to catch a wader before.
(Not able to record this on film today – pictures taken on another day.)