July 23   Leave a comment

As the summer progresses we start to get the exciting seabirds turning up, heading past Crail, either south from the Arctic, or north from southern oceans. I saw my first arctic skua of the season this morning: a dark phase bird heading steadily down the Forth, over a flat calm sea. If there was ever to be a top ten seabird, then a dark phase arctic skua is a strong contender. The bird in black. But probably not appreciated so much by sandwich terns.

Dark phase arctic skua – impeccable cool (John Anderson)

Posted July 23, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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