Robber Jackdaw

Robber Jackdaw

Observation - Robber Jackdaw. Description: Jackdaws are very common on Skomer. In the area of highest puffin numbers (The Wick) a few attempted to rob arriving puffins of their catches. Sometimes they would follow gulls as they harrassed the puffins hoping to pick up discarded sand eels/sprats.

Jackdaws are very common on Skomer. In the area of highest puffin numbers (The Wick) a few attempted to rob arriving puffins of their catches. Sometimes they would follow gulls as they harrassed the puffins hoping to pick up discarded sand eels/sprats. Others followed the puffins into their burrows and occasionally emerged with fish. This one harrassed puffins in the air trying to snatch fish from their bills.