Monday, 11 November 2013

The Oxonfeather finds Juvenile Skua at Farmoor

Finally got to Farmoor to have a look at the Red Necked Grebe , Missed that but had a super bird as I returned along the causeway in the form of a Juvenile Arctic Skua . It seemed to be holding a wing at a bit of an angle when settled so I guess the probability is that it will still be at Farmoor tomorrow either recovering from exhaustion or nursing an injury although the effort it put into trying to catch and kill a Gull or more probably to get the Gull to disgorge its crop contents was a spectacular demonstration of how vicious these birds can be when they are hungry.

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