29 September 2016
September 29th 2013.
Not a great picture by any stretch but I was quite excited by this scene 3 years ago today. A Long-tailed Skua mugging a Common Tern offshore at Yakumo. This is usually something that happens way offshore and I never witness, the Skua was a lifer too.
A couple of weeks later I saw large numbers of Pomarine Skua migrating close inshore at the same place. The last 2 years I checked at the same place/time but got nothing at all................
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It's a crap picture, a scruffy gull on a garbage strewn beach.............but it's the first 'winter' visitor to arrive in 2016/17. An adult Glaucous Winged Gull.
A beautiful clear late summer day day but not much around birdwise. Red-necked Stints, Grey-tailed Tattlers, Japanese Green Pigeons, that's about it and nothing posing for the camera.
Labels: Glaucous Winged Gull