Great Skua

Recent sightings of Great Skua

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
15/10/14GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir2M J McKee
09:22
Flew NE and lost to view. Permit holders only.  
15/10/14GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir2M J McKee
08:40
Still on water off north bank. Permit holders only.  
15/10/14GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir2M J McKee
08:14
Flew in from E and landed on water. Permit holders only.  
13/09/11GREAT SKUAMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
19:55
Gained height and lost behind trees as it headed west.  
13/09/11GREAT SKUAMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
19:46
Gave a Coot a real pasting, flew about a bit and landed much closer in front of the islands. Light poor now!  
13/09/11GREAT SKUAMain Pit, Theale GPs1M F Walford
19:08
Feeding on a dead LBB Gull in front of the mill.  
27/09/04GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1A D Bassett
13:30
Juv found dead (per RBA). Permit holders only.  
26/09/04GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1R C Watts
09:30
SHOWING VERY WELL ON THE WATER AND FLYING AROUND 9.30 -10.30 AT LEAST. Permit holders only.  
25/09/04GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1G Randall
11:30
juv. Permit holders only.  
24/09/04GREAT SKUAQueen Mother Reservoir1R Addison
14:00
Still. Permit holders only.  

Past records of Great Skua

YearDetails
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 23rd September. *
2014Queen Mother Reservoir, two, 15th October.
2013Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 24th August.
2011Theale GPs, 13th September.
2004Queen Mother Reservoir, juvenile, 22nd-26th September, found dead 27th.
1999Moor Green Lakes, 3rd July.
1987Tilehurst, 17th October, picked up, released Dinton Pastures.
1987Queen Mother Reservoir, 17th October.
1987Queen Mother Reservoir, two, 16th October, with a third unidentified bird, considered to be a probable Pomarine Skua.
1984Holyport, 7th January.
1980Theale GPs, 28th September.
1980Theale GPs, 6th January.