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Monday, 21 June 2010

ATLANTIC PUFFIN falls prey to Great Black-backed Gull

Irish bird photographer Darragh Sherwin captured the moment when this poor defenceless ATLANTIC PUFFIN was captured by a nesting Great Black-backed Gull and taken away, presumably to be fed to its young.
Quite how many adult auks end up like this is unknown but in 'wrecks' in late autumn/winter, large numbers of Little Auks succumb in this manner.