Berry Head seawatch

08:45-13:20. 13 Pomarine Skuas (all juvs with some marked size differences), 4 Arctic Skuas, 3 Bonxies, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Brent Geese, Red-throated Diver. Some evidence that we are seeing some of the same skuas hanging around in Lyme Bay came in the form of one very distinctive 1s Arctic Skua which I had seen and photographed way back on 15th and 17th October and pale headed juv Pom ML saw yesterday (assuming they are the same of course!). Feeding frenzy started around 11:00 which pulled in a few skuas. Many observers today. Typical juv Pom from today, below:

Pomarine Skua juvPomarine Skua juv

 

Posted October 30th, 2014 at 3:18 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News