Bonxie / Great Skua project

Great Skua are commonly known as 'Bonxies' which is the Shetland name for the bird. They have a bad reputation due to their feeding style. Either robbing other seabirds like gulls and gannets of their food or hunting smaller seabirds like puffins. But this is no different to any other bird of prey. Personally they are my favourite bird in Shetland and I could spend months working on them. Below is a selection of images from my time in Shetland.