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Falcon catches Swift


This is the pursuit of a Common Swift (apus apus) by the male of a nesting pair of falcons known as a Hobbies (falco subbuteo). The pursuit lasted over three minutes, with the Swift managing to avoid all attempts at capture, until finally distracted by the arrival of the female Hobby. Within seconds of the male Hobby making the catch, the female claims the prize and returns to her chicks.