great skua


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large brown skua of the northern Atlantic

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The impact of predation by Great Skuas Catharacta skua on other seabird populations at a Shetland colony.
PROTECTED J Great skua HAPPY 3 Christopher at his island home and, below, the vandalised sign to protect rare birds NOSTALGIC 3 Christopher Mylne
Great black-backed gulls, great skuas, and northern gannets out compete other birds for discard from boats.
Records stretching back 30 years indicate a tricky problem for marine conservation: When fishing vessels discard less fish-waste material, scavenging seabirds called great skuas attack and kill more neighboring seabirds.
A great skua (a gull-like, predatory bird), defending its nest in the Falkland Islands, proved too much, knocking out one of the most famous nature photographers of our time.
Strong winds at the weekend brought unseasonal sightings of Storm-petrel and Great Skua to Rhos Point, while a Black Redstart on Bardsey was also notable.
With the levels sorted, The Great Skua and No Lucifer from latest album Do You Like Rock Music?
Their report on last year's season, compiled by head warden David Steel, reveals harsh events such as the arrival of what is described as a "ferocious" visitor - the great skua.
THAT SINKING FEELING: The Prestige sank off Spain's Galician coast in November after it broke up during a violent storm; POISONED: Puffin, left, and above, a lesser black-backed gull; HELPLESS: From left, a gannet, great skua, razorbill and guillemot
He had denied taking the egg of a rare red throated diver and two eggs of the wild great skua.
The male great skua may be out at sea during the fight and come home to find a new mate waiting for him.
VICTIMS: Above, a gannet, right, razorbill and far right, a guillemot; POISONED: Puffin, left, great skua, right and below left, a lesser black backed gull; SINKING: The Prestige goes down off the Spain coast last November
The Great Skua has been nicknamed Scottie by his Czech hosts, who found he was ringed and could tell he was from Shetland.
The great skua is a big and powerful bird, chasing the other sea birds until they disgorge their last meal.
Seawatching from the Little Orme at Penrhyn Bay also paid off with the star prize being a Great Skua.