Sunday, 18 August 2019

Scilly Pelagic - Blonde Long tailed Skua

We went East today in the hope of something different and special and we certainly scored on that front! A call of "Skua" got the pulse rate going and on size this was a Long-tailed Skua! A juvenile as usual but a really striking pale morph dubbed the 'Blonde morph' by Bob....


After trying to sneak in on the Storm Petrels, it tried it's luck against the larger Gulls!


With no more success...


Then a fly past worthy of any air show! (Got the same shot twice!)




What an awesome plumage pattern!


Slipping away, not to be seen again!


Everything seemed stand-offish today, including the Storm Petrels...


And a disappearing view of one of the (2) Great Shearwaters...


Where's Cory's??

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