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Diskobukta birds colony, 4

Posted by
Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 19 May 2016 in Animal & Insect.

Colony of arctic birds, mainly kittiwakes on cliffs on Edgeøya, Svalbard near the bay called Diskobukta.

A glaucous gull just stole a young kittiwake from the nest. This gull is omnivorous but in the breeding season they sustain themselves mostly from the eggs and chicks of other birds.
Arktiliste lindude, peamiselt kaljukajakate pesitsuspaik Edgeøya saarel Diskobukta lahe ääres Teravmägedel.

Jääkajakas on just röövinud noore kaljukajaka poja tema pesast. Jääkajakad on kõigesööjad, kuid pesitsushooajal eelistavad toituda teiste lindude munadest ja poegadest.
Svalbard @ August 2014

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 215 mm

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Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

Not nice !, but it's nature's way, excellent grab shot V . ;>)

19 May 2016 7:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Thinning the population.

19 May 2016 10:31pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

We all have to survive somehow and the gull has to eat too. Interesting shot and description.

20 May 2016 2:25am

Mahdi Monavari from Zanjan, Iran

Well done! Congratulations!

20 May 2016 5:37pm