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P1220024

Observed: 15th September 2012 By: shrike07shrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birds
P1220024
P1220028
Description:

Caused every other bird on the pool to panic at times.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) interacts

Comments

allrounder's picture

Instinct

I wonder how many of the resident birds on the pond have ever encountered a Bonxie before. Not too many I bet which makes me wonder how the 'panicked' birds knew to give it should be given a wide berth

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dejayM's picture

shape..

I think they 'know' the threatening shape and posture. Apart from that they take their cues from other, better educated, birds.
ðj