The blind assassin

Although blind, a newly hatched cuckoo chick is far from helpless - it's strong enough to push a reed warbler chick out of the nest which it does unceremoniously. Clearly straining the chick drags and pushes its rival to the edge and hauls it over where it falls into the marshy water below.

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CommentatorDavid Attenborough
CommentatorDavid Attenborough

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