Lyme Bay boat trip

Skuas from today's trip and more identification/aging puzzles. The first bird to approach the boat was a Pomarine Skua, followed 2 minutes later by an Arctic Skua which circled the boat at very close range. A third bird later on was seen and photographed only very distantly, a pale phase bird, probably arctic. Interesting that there are so many immature skuas out there both last week and this.

Pomarine skua, 2nd summer   Arctic skua, 1st or 2nd summer  Arctic skua, 1st or 2nd summer
Pomarine skua, 2nd summer           Arctic skua, 1st or 2nd summer           Arctic skua, 1st or 2nd summer

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 8:49 pm by Chris Proctor in Bird News