Ravens

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Ravens are some of the more characterful birds on Skomer, and that’s saying a lot on an island full of seabirds!  At the moment they are being pretty watchful because their chicks are still nest bound so they don’t appreciate unsavoury characters hanging around.  The bird in these pictures was giving me a few close flybys before it decided I wasn’t a threat and headed back to its nest site.  In the coming weeks the youngsters will fledge and start combing the island for carrion to feed on, and will often be seen juggling rabbit bones as they learn how to handle their food…

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