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Bad Boy

By dark_lord  
A great black backed gull (Larus marinus) on Skokholm.
Definitely the bad boys of the island. I left a comment on Moira's (mrswoolybill) upload about manx shearwaters being killed and turned inside out - this is one of the culprits (though the lesser black backs account for more). The version is what these also take (young ones go down whole).
Enjoyr your supper.
When walking near or theough a gull colony a monopod is useful. In the immortal words of Corporal Jones, they don't like it up 'em.

Thank you all very much for your votes and comments on Puffin with a Twig, and for the UAs from Lilian, ladynewbury, iangilmour, legend 147, davenewbury and dales.

Tags: Wildlife Wales Bird Island Gull Skokholm Seabird Larus marinus Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mike_Smith, Holmewood, dudler and 36 more

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Comments


Mike_Smith Plus
13 708 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2019 8:44PM
Superb captures Keith, yes this bird is a real killer
17 Apr 2019 8:50PM
Super shot Keith. Cathy
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Apr 2019 9:02PM
Definitely bad boys...we get one that's bigger than our 🐈 😁😁😁

17 Apr 2019 10:38PM
Well captured.
Tooma Plus
4 2.2k 3 Scotland
18 Apr 2019 1:46AM
Two fine nature shots, and interesting narrative, Keith. Smile
18 Apr 2019 7:05AM
Excellent birding , Keith ! SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
18 Apr 2019 8:36AM
a great set
the food chain seldom interrupts
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
18 Apr 2019 9:33AM
Love the narrative Keith.
Ron
BobbyMS Plus
3 4 1
18 Apr 2019 6:15PM
I was going to say proud as a peacock...
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
18 Apr 2019 6:20PM
Blimey, Keith!
In the immortal words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus in Hill Street: "Let's be careful out there!"
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 736 England
18 Apr 2019 7:41PM
Ah yes I remember watching the Hill Street Blues...

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