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Friday, 12 October 2012

Arctic Skua

A run along to St mary's Island a couple of weeks ago now  just to check the waders for colour ringed birds or for any Med gulls  produced this colour ringed Black headed Gull which has been seen at St Mary's before but not by me history to follow .  Good few hundred Golden Plover settled on the rocks  then headed for the Island had a look on the wetland it's in  a sorry state to what it used to be only 2 Moorhens present  I'm not even seeing birds coming to bathe in the past it's had birds like White Winged Black Tern ,Little Tern, Roseate Tern , Black Tern. Little  & Med Gulls and some decent waders  Water Pipit the list goes on . Walked back down to the prom to find an Arctic Skua had settled on the rocks  the light not too good so got some video and a few stills hence the header 
J9CE I have the info from PCF who noted this bird also at St Mary's

video
Arctic Skua on the rocks not sure of it's age I missed it as it took off just at the end interesting to see one here at close quarters for a change 

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