Great Skua / Bonxie vs Heron (1), Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Great Skua /Bonxie flying behind a Heron
Great Skua / Bonxie vs Heron (1), Isle of Islay

During a walk around Ardnave I was given an unexpected show at Ardnave Point: A Great Skua / Bonxie decided to have a go at a Heron. The attack only lasted about a minute and I’m not sure if it was successful, but it was amazing to see.

Big swell north east of Sanaigmore, Isle of Islay

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Picture of some big swell rolling towards a rocky shore, waves breaking over the rocksA view north east from Sanaigmore, some big swell rolling in from the west, from the Atlantic. Waves breaking over the rocky shore between Sanaigmore and Ardnave. On the left Eilean Beag with Nave Island behind. Taken on a nice June evening on Islay.