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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Scariest bird ever


South Polar Skua, Casey Station
I'm way to busy with Xmas prep so I'm posting an old photo from my trip to Casey 2004-05.

This was one of the skuas that was nesting in the Adelie Penguin colony.

They are very scary, I was lined up by them several times whilst trying to survey the penguins. I often resorted to pulling my backpack over my head and assuming the foetal position!

Wild Bird Wednesday

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5 comments:

  1. Great photo and I wouldn't like one of those birds close to me at all!

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  2. You can tell they are used to having their way -- or else!

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  3. Thats a great bird - and a trip to Casey as well! One day I'll get that far south!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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