Oct 162017
 

A juvenile Long-tailed Skua has been site faithful to the golf links at Goswick in Northumberland. The bird has been frequenting the greens and the fairways of this stunning golf course, particularly the 4th, 7th and 8th holes. We visited the course yesterday (Sunday 15th Oct 2017), an epic 12 hour day and just under a 500 mile round trip. As my wife, Helen said to me last night when we arrived back home, a great day, I got a bowl of soup out of it and I saw a Long-tailed Skua. I say that’s a success!! The bird has brought a whole new meaning to a birdie! but not an Eagle or an Albatross – a “Skua” !! I was beginning to think the bird wouldn’t perform. A gale force wind, lots of corvids mobbing it every time it flew and the golf course was very busy due to a competition. Eventually though, I scored and managed a few images of a superb bird. A great day but very difficult.

  

Long-tailed Skua – Juvenile – Above 6 images – Goswick, Northumberland – Tony Davison©

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