Long-tailed Skua

Recent sightings of Long-tailed Skua

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
24/09/08LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
juv. juvenile from 11:02-11:40 when it flew off west (Birdguides.com). Permit holders only.  
21/08/07LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
12:06
juv. from 12.06-12.18 then flew off WSW (Birdguides.com). Permit holders only.  
17/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1G Randall
10:51
juv. dark morph. But Distant per Bird Pager News. Permit holders only.  
16/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1J Reid
11:00
juv. Permit holders only.  
15/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
15:00
juv dark morph. birdguides.com. Permit holders only.  
14/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
juv dark morph. Still present early morning (birdguides.com). Permit holders only.  
13/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1D R Morris
12:30
juv. Still present. Permit holders only.  
13/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M J McKee
07:30
still near towers picking insects off water. Permit holders only.  
12/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
12:05
juv dark morph. still there (per Paul Bright-thomas). Permit holders only.  
12/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
07:00
juv dark morph. distant (per Mike McKee). Permit holders only.  
12/09/06LONG-TAILED SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1R C Watts
07:00
(juv) dark morph. 07:00 till 08:10 at least (Distant). Permit holders only.  

Past records of Long-tailed Skua

YearDetails
2013Queen Mother Reservoir, adult, 24th May.
2012Queen Mother Reservoir, intermediate-morph juvenile, 23rd September.
2012Queen Mother Reservoir, pale-morph juvenile, 17th September.
2008Queen Mother Reservoir, dark morph juvenile, 24th September.
2007Queen Mother Reservoir, intermediate morph juvenile, 21st August.
2006Queen Mother Reservoir, intermediate morph juvenile, 9th-17th September.
2003Queen Mother Reservoir, dark morph juvenile, 17th August.
1978Wraysbury Reservoir (Surrey), juvenile, 30th August, flew into Berkshire.