Whos keeping an eye on me....

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Pomerine Skua

A new life bird this morning - Pomerine Skua
 
This really is a brute of a bird

It came from what seemed like nowhere and straight into the flock of mixed gulls at the back of the boat, it attacked a few birds that may have had food and seemed to leave and keep a little distance away.... possibly with its stolen catch.

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it came back along side the boat giving unbelievable views

 

 

 

 

 
coming around for another attack

 
even warriors need to rest

 
No apologies for the amount of images of the same bird, it really was a special few minutes
 

5 comments:

Adam Jones said...

Great shots Dave. I've yet to see one of these Skuas, but I need to spend more time sea watching. Really nice stuff.

Frank said...

Congrats on the lifer Dave. Super series of flight images.

Larry said...

Awesome post Dave! You got some great shots of this beautiful bird. The closest encounter like this I've had was with a lost Parasitic Jaeger on an inland lake. I also counted myself fortunate!

Findlay Wilde said...

What brilliant photos. It must have been great to watch. From Findlay

Liz said...

Another brilliant post Dave!! Congratulations on the lifer! It's so exciting when you come across new birds.