LONG-TAILED SKUA

Stercorarius longicaudus - c.8

 

Paul Bowerman

 

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2010
One, possibly this species, was seen off Severn Beach on September 14th.
 

2008
A dark or intermediate morph juvenile was reported flying downriver off Oldbury Power Station at around 11:45 and subsequently off New Passage at around mid-day on September 6th.
 

1994
An adult was seen on November 25th at New Passage, again at New Passage on November 26th and at Severn Beach on November 27th.
 

1991
An adult was watched on May 5th off New Passage in flight heading north-east.
 

1990
An adult was seen on September 20th off New Passage.
 

1988
On September 26th one was observed off Severn Beach, it then flew north-east to New Passage then heading south-west.
 

1983
On September 3rd one was seen off New Passage.
 

1981
A juvenile was found on October 4th off New Passage.