The Marsh harrier at the Stagno Urbani di Fano is not certainly an unexpected visitor.
But that afternoon four years ago, it was April 20, 2008, a juvenile female really gave the show!
Following the time the Exif data of the photos I can reconstruct the scene:
arrival ‘at 17.20 and I was already hidden in to the hide.
He, as usual, causing a general stampede among ducks and hens present, then at some point decided to attack!
For the unfortunate moorhen there was no escape.
But at some point he saw me
and afraid, flee away were the 17:34
The young female hid behind a cane and began ‘a hide and seek between me and him since to 17.50
only a heroic coot try to bother
But in the end he decided to carry the heavy burden and to eat somewhere else!
With wings soaked the moorhen was too heavy and fell prey in the water twenty meters over.
At that point I thought, well satisfied of shots taken, to get away to make sure that my presence did not prevent the meal of the falcon.