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Title: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: admin on July 21, 2016, 09:27:44 AM
Do you guys on Lewis and on the Uists get a lot of Bonxies attacking you out there?
Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: Brutha on July 21, 2016, 03:38:09 PM
Not noticed that myself, just the odd tern...
Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: Roobarb on July 22, 2016, 01:07:39 AM
Probably only see half a dozen bonxies each year here on Uist.
The terns will rip yer heid off though!


Andy
Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: Billy on July 22, 2016, 08:33:57 AM
I was attacked out at Achiltibuie in early June but I was noising it up right enough.
I suppose I deserved it.

Billy

Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: admin on July 22, 2016, 08:55:20 AM
Reason I was asking is that a fried of mine was on Skye last week and came across quite a few great skuas that did not pull their punches! He got some really fine photos of them.

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Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: Bobfly on July 22, 2016, 09:45:53 AM
More of a problem for anglers or walkers in the Orkney and Shetland insofar as I have read the warnings. Ones on Handa left us alone.
Title: Re: Hebridean Attack Birds
Post by: tomsampson on July 22, 2016, 09:53:05 AM
I was continually dive bombed on Hoy on the walk out to the Old Man. Almost Hitchcockian in their ferocity.