Thursday, 26 August 2021

Arctic Skua at Cei Bach

I saw a Skua this morning again at Cei Bach, this time much closer. Unfortunately it was in poor light and only there for two mins before it headed away from me back out to sea. It seemed thinner, lighter and long winged but fortunately I managed to get a few pics and the consensus based on these is that it is an Arctic

Other birds there: 1each of Little Gull, Common Tern, Knot, 3 Sanderlings, 2 Sandwich Terns, several hundred Kittiwakes, I counted to 350 before they took flight, I would estimate double that. 100 or so Meds. 2 adult and 1 juvenile Dipper.

Arctic Skua

Martin Creasser.