David Gifford Photography


Photo: Bonxie

Another photo from my trip around Noss aboard the Dunter III, this time of a Great Skua, also commonly known by their Shetland name ‘Bonxie’. Around half of the world’s population of Great Skuas breed in Shetland.

Don’t let the tranquil image fool you - these birds are powerful, ruthless and often aggressive scavenger / predators.


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