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Arctic Skuao pi
23 June 2010, Skogsøy, Øygarden

Arctic Skua

23 June 2010, Skogsøy, Øygarden

Arctic Skua
Dark phase bird, June 2008, Iceland

All pictures taken using a hand-held DSLR with 400mm telephoto lens

Arctic skua are one of my favourite species of bird and always make a seawatch worthwhile.

This species used to breed regularly at Tjeldstø in Øygarden but has disappeared. It remains a regular passge migrant and summer visitor.

Arctic Skua at Skogsøy, SW Norway

This book is full of information and ID tips on skuas:

Arctic Skua (2 cy), Heidrun, Norwegian Sector, July 2017
Second year Arctic Skua, Heidrun, Norwegian Sector, July 2017

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