Friday, July 15, 2011

Odd...

This morning on my way to work, I was driving south, approaching the speed camera at Hadston when I saw a party of 4 birds flying towards me just west of the road. They looked odd. Not young Black Headed Gulls? Nope, a group of Arctic Skuas flying north over fields and houses. It looked like two pale phase adults and two immatures. Agreed only half a mile from the sea, but for this species, a good way inland...It brightened the journey anyway...

4 comments:

Dean said...

Even odder, Stewart, i`ve got one on my (flyover) garden list. 80 mile inland of the North Sea.
Not a stringy one either. It was also seen passing over the Old Moor prior to that.

Stewart said...

Thats a great one Dean. I would like one on my garden list. One day, its just a matter of time...( I've said that before too...)

Andrew Bothamley said...

Fascinating stuff! Just found your blog and have taken great pleasure in reading through it.

Stewart said...

Thanks Andrew, you are welcome back any time...