Long-tailed Skua

Stercorarius longicaudus


Very scarce autumn passage migrant.



BOU Name
Long-tailed Jaeger
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Status
EBSIP 
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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Long-tailed Skua 28 Oct 2018 Frinton-on-Sea Paul Brayshaw 1 juv @ 0854 during heavy shower
Long-tailed Skua 13 Nov 2017 Frinton-on-Sea Darrell Stile 1 Small Skua Species watched circling @ long range off Frinton for half hour with Paul Brayshaw 10:00/10:30hrs. We both felt this was possibly LTS but too distant for certain ID. However, @ 13:00hrs I picked up a Skua lingering at much closer range before shearing off South and back out, A Juvenile Long-tailed skua. No doubt the bird we both watched earlier that morning.
Long-tailed Skua 12 Nov 2017 Frinton-on-Sea Darrell Stile 1 Small Skua Species watched circling @ long range off Frinton for half hour with Paul Brayshaw 10:00/10:30hrs. We both felt this was possibly LTS but too distant for certain ID. However, @ 13:00hrs I picked up a Skua lingering at much closer range before shearing off South and back out, A Juvenile Long-tailed skua. No doubt the bird we both watched earlier that morning.
Long-tailed Skua 30 Oct 2017 Frinton-on-Sea Paul Brayshaw 1 juv slowly south 0830-0835 possibly then onto sra
Long-tailed Skua 06 Oct 2017 Deal Hall, Dengie David Low 1 Initially observed at extreme distance- came flying in head on to our position at the Coate outfall did an angle flyby so we could admire an ID it. Harried a gull in a half chase affair which resulted in all the gulls in the outfall to take to the air in vocal protest to its presence carried on North along coastline close inshore. Adult-( co observer David Wagstaff)
Long-tailed Skua 24 Sep 2017 Frinton-on-Sea Paul Brayshaw 1 sub-adult @ 0831
Long-tailed Skua 18 Sep 2017 Canvey Island, Thames Estuary David Morrison 1 Came out at 11.38am shortly after an Arctic Skua, watched for around 4 minutes harassing Terns
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