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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Arctic Skua:Ogmore Estuary

Myself and Peter Morgan were just returning to my car at Portobello Island having walked the river (no sign of Little Stint) when the 200-300 roosting gulls all took flight in a mad panic,in amongst them causing havoc was an Arctic Skua !
Peter got some shots by I failed to get on to the bird with my camera before the skua and the gulls all headed down river.
We dashed down to the rivermouth car park in the car and found the skua still terrorising the gulls,we both managed some record shots before the bird was lost heading east up channel.
Looks like a dark phase juvenile to me but I stand to be corrected.

1 comment:

Martyn Hnatiuk said...

nice photos of this rarely seen inland occurance - juv Arctic for me.