HY5055 : Arctic skua

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Papa Westray Airfield, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Arctic skua
Arctic skua
Known as a scootie allan in Orkney, this bird feeds by harassing kittiwakes and terns into dropping their catch of fish. There are light and dark morphs (or varieties), as well as intermediate morphs. This is a light one. Around 100 pairs nest on the North Hill reserve.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 May, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 28 May, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 504 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:22.8077N 2:52.4829W
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