Man captures moment sparrowhawk swoops on a pigeon in Norwich city centre

PUBLISHED: 13:01 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:43 18 March 2015

A peregrine falcon eats a pigeon. Photo: Brett Price

A peregrine falcon eats a pigeon. Photo: Brett Price


A Norwich man has captured the moment a peregrine falcon swooped on a pigeon and ate it in the city centre.

Brett Price saw the bird feasting at his building site, near to St Andrews car park.

Mr Price wrote: “In the city centre it brought down this pigeon and ate it right in front of our eyes on our building site.

“It swooped down with the pigeon alive, de-feathered it and then carried the carcass away.”

He admitted it was a gruesome sight, but said it was nature in action.

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