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Jul 5, 2006 - Battle of Bonxy

If you're driving up to Hermaness on the Northern end of Unst, switch off your car radio, wind down the window, and tune into the trilling, twittering and rather aggressive quacking of the bird sanctuary around you.Birders and fans of Very Cute Things are drawn to Hermaness because of its walk-right-up-to-you puffins. The puffins are probably so calm and cute because they know they're being protected by a gauntlet of nesting bonxies (or Great Skuas as they're known to non-Shetlanders). According to the ranger warnings, bonxies only attack...

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